The Government has just listed (November 2007) underperforming
Nursing Homes. Two are in Massachusetts: Massachusetts Cedar Hill
Health Care Center, Randolph
and Milton Health Care, Milton.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services designated
theose nursing homes as special focus facilitys with
more oversight needed. The practical effect is that states conduct
inspections every six months instead of every year for those facilities.
""Very, very poor quality nursing homes
do not deserve to be left untouched or unnoticed,"" said
Sen. Herb Kohl, Wis.
To measure the safety and quality of a Nursing Home,
generall three (3) broad categories are considered:
- Staffing levels - hours for RNs, LPNs/LVNs, and
- Deficiencies from state inspection surveys
- Quality indicators - Examples include residents that developed
ulcers, or became incontinent.
Governement List of "Worst Nursing Homes" 2007 - http://www.cms.hhs.gov/CertificationandComplianc/Downloads/SFFList.pdf
See the full List here: Underperforming
See the "Deficient