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Get patient care quality ratings for
16,000 nursing homes nationwide
Web resources available to consumers

Gannett News Service

The following Web sites will help in researching nursing homes (Click site names to launch. All sites open in new browser windows):

Medicare Nursing Home Compare, searchable database of Medicare data on nursing home quality.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, represents nonprofit nursing homes and other elder care providers.

American Health Care Association, represents the nursing home industry.

ElderWeb, provides general and state-specific information about nursing homes, interest groups, events and news.

Center for Medicare Advocacy Inc., can help decipher federal government issues surrounding nursing homes.

Member of the Family, has consumer information on nursing homes, including state contacts and home listings.

National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, is a consumer-focused watchdog and advocacy group.

National Senior Citizens Law Center, advocates for senior citizens on legal issues including nursing home care.

Source: GNS research


Analysis finds clusters
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Nursing homes with unblemished records are rare
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Nursing home analysis used federal records, statistical tools
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