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
Barton Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility in South Lake Tahoe, CA recently received the highest rating of five stars from U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s best nursing homes list for 2013. The five-star rating is based on overall nursing home quality, as well as on the average number of hours nursing staff spends with the patients per … Read the rest
Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its Best Nursing Homes ratings report, which highlights more than 15,000 nursing homes spanning the 50 states. The ratings are available for viewing at the U.S. News & World Report website.
By Andrea Avery
If you have an elderly relative such as a parent who needs to go to a nursing home, you’ll want to choose the facility with care. Not all care facilities are created equally and since this will be your mom’s, dad’s, or aunt’s new residence, you’ll want to make sure it’s a top quality place. You’ll want … Read the rest
Choosing A Nursing Home For Your Loved One
The Nursing Home – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Patricia Walter – daughter of Katherine Boyle August 2007
My Mom had made a wonderful recovery during the last four months of her stay at Heartland of Marietta, aka HCR Manor Care. Heartland had a great staff. My Mom had finally decided it was time to … Read the rest
5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care
by: Phyllis Staff, Ph.D.
Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results. I have identified a few of the most common myths in hopes of helping you avoid some of the … Read the rest