Oct 23, 2019

New feature helps you compare nursing home safety

Nursing home red alert icon

Choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one can be difficult. There are many things to consider including the quality of care and services provided. As you know, nursing home quality can vary. That’s why we added a new feature on Nursing Home Compare to allow you to tell if a nursing home has been cited for issues related to nursing home abuse or neglect.

Now when you use Nursing Home Compare, you’ll see a red alert icon if a facility has been cited for nursing home abuse that led to harm within the last year, or potential harm of a resident within the last two years. Each month, we’ll review nursing home inspection reports and will update the alert icons to make sure you have the most recent information on nursing home abuse.

Here are some helpful resources you can use when thinking about and comparing nursing homes:

Ensuring quality of care in nursing homes is another example of how we’re committed to empowering you to make health care decisions that are right for you and your loved ones. To stay on top of quality of care updates and other important news from Medicare, sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook.