Discover The Quality of Nursing Homes Near You
Easily search nursing home inspection reports nationwide, with our updated app.
This post is part of our ongoing look at patient safety.
In August, we launched an app that makes it easy to search the hundreds of thousands of nursing home inspection reports the government posts online. The reports rank problems at nursing homes nationwide on a scale from A to L, with L being the most severe.
Today, we updated the app to include an additional 9,570 reports. That brings the total to 144,172, and we plan to update the tool as the government adds additional reports. This time around, we also included a link to information about how consumers can file a complaint about a home with state regulators.
For our reporter Charles Ornstein’s full post describing the update, click here.
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