New Website To Find Best Nursing Homes
A new website has been launched to help consumers find the best nursing homes for their loved ones. ProPublica is a new nursing home database that permits consumers to compare and evaluate nursing homes anywhere in the country. ProPublica is a nonprofit investigative news organization. ProPublica acquires information from data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services including specific areas of deficiencies, such as dehydration, malnutrition, and sexual abuse. The website reveals how state inspectors rate nursing homes on a scale of A-L. Ratings of K and L denote facilities with the most serious deficiencies. Propublica is not always complete so consumers should check other websites, as well, such as Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare site and the State of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administrations Florida Health Finder website to get complete information on nursing homes in Florida, their ratings, deficiencies and information on quality of care provided.