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Finding a safe nursing home for your loved one

Caring for your elderly family member in Queens can be quite a challenge, especially if you have other obligations in your life such as your work and your children. Many of those that we here at Futterman, Sirotkin and Seinfeld, LLP have helped have faced such a challenge before and ended up turning to a nursing home or senior care center for assistance. That idea may seem appealing to you, yet at the same time, stories of abuse perpetrated by nursing home employees may give you pause. How are you to know if there are facilities in your area that you can entrust your loved one to?

The Center for Medicare Services maintains a ranking database for nursing homes across the country. Its rankings are not based off of feedback received from people who have had loved ones housed in these facilities, but rather its own ranking system. Its final numbers are based off of the following factors:

  •          Past health inspection scores: Specifically, a facility’s health inspection ranking is the average of its last three annual inspections or inspections launched due to complaints.
  •          Quality measures: CMS determines quality measures based on its own set of criteria. The information used to assign these measures is taken from clinical data provided by the facilities themselves.
  •          Staffing ratings: These ratings are assigned by the number of hours a registered nurse is on site at a facility each day, as well as the total number of staffing hours per resident per day.

You can access these rankings via Medicare’s online Nursing Home Compare tool. Simply input your state, city or zip code, and the rankings for the facilities in your immediate area will displayed.

You can find more information on accessing nursing home safety records by continuing to browse through our site. 

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