The federal government has announced six new measurements for its system of comparing the quality of care patients receive at nursing homes.
Anyone interested in information about the quality of a nursing home can go to Medicare’s website and use the Nursing Home Compare system to look up detailed information about the nursing home, including whether it has received any penalties. A five star rating system makes it easy to quickly compare different nursing homes against each other.
Of course, the ratings are only as good as the information that goes into making them.
McKnight’s reports that the government will soon be adding six new measurements to the ratings in “6 new quality measures coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star rating system.”
The new measurements include:
The first five measurements will be phased into the ratings over the next nine months.
Reference: McKnight’s (March 4, 2016) “6 new quality measures coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star rating system.”
I heard Cindy’s presentation at a Senior Luncheon at my church, and was very impressed. She helped my daughter and me understand many aspects of elder law. Josh has also been very helpful in my planning to enter an independent living situation . I have told many friends about them.
The very best elder law attorney and staff anyone could ever ask for! I have referred a number of clients to Cindy and she never disappoints. She is kind, caring, and extremely thorough in making sure everything is completed as it should be. I highly recommend Cindy for anyone needing lawyer services; she truly goes above and beyond for every client she helps and has had a huge impact in so many peoples’ lives. Thank you, Cindy and staff, for everything that you do- I’m so glad to know you!
Cindy and the Nelson Elder Care Law team are trustworthy and helpful. They are the experts in elder care law. At Leaf Cremation, we entrust our families to the care of the Nelson team when their services are needed.
Josh Nelson, and his staff, have been amazingly helpful to our family. The ins and outs of nursing homes, the rules and regulations that govern Medicare and Medicaid are daunting and the folks at Nelson Elder Care Law have been informative, responsive, and above all, empathetic. I cannot emphasize enough how their service has taken a weight off of our shoulders especially during a world pandemic that has targeted nursing homes across our country. I highly recommend retaining Josh and his firm!
I had a simple legal question to them that I needed answered and they very helpful in giving me the information I needed. I highly recommend them and will reach out to them if I need more advice or assistance. Thank you for taking your time to just answer a couple of questions I had!