MAR 03, 2011
NQF Endorses 21 Measures for Nursing Homes Measures for Public Reporting and Quality Improvement to be Used in Nursing Home Compare
Washington, DC – To improve the quality of care in nursing homes for the 1.4 million Americans who currently reside in facilities across the country, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 21 measures to be … Read the rest
MAR 03, 2011
U.S. News & World Report today released its fifth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, highlighting the top nursing homes in each state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
How many older people live in nursing homes in the United States?
According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, slightly over 5 percent of the 65+ population occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes, and about 4.2 percent are in nursing homes at any given time. The rate of nursing home use increases with age from … Read the rest
Mao’s Last Nursing Home By Bromme Hampton Cole
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of communism is the equal sharing of miseries – Churchill
There is a nursing home in Wuxi called Liang Xiao (name changed). It is located down a side alley off a busy street not far from the central … Read the rest
National Nursing Home Week May 12-18 2013
We’re proud to announce the 2013 theme for NNHW: Team Care. NNHW will be observed in skilled nursing facilities throughout America, beginning Mother’s Day, May 12 and continuing through May 18,
NNHW’s theme recognizes residents and patients in long term and post-acute care settings, the dedicated staff who care for them, and … Read the rest
Clients frequently tell us they trusted the nursing home or assisted living facility to take care of their loved one. We also hear clients say they assumed their regular visits to the nursing home or assisted living facility would encourage staff to provide better care for their family member. Well, that may be true but your presence … Read the rest
By Mara Bateman
A friend once told me that her mother’s health was deteriorating rapidly and that her family was considering placing her mother in a nursing home. I remember that several of their questions and concerns needed addressing before they made the decision: How to find out what is available? Do all homes offer the same level of care? … Read the rest
Nursing Home Compare – From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a tool to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.