Help Selecting a Nursing Home – What Resources Are There?
Help Selecting a Nursing Home -as an attorney who handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Minnesota I thought this information from the Minnesota Department of Health was helpful.
Choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. This Nursing Home Report Card gives information to help you make your choice. You should also consider other sources of information, visit the nursing homes being considered, and discuss your choices with family members and staff members of the facility.
This report card shows how Minnesota nursing homes scored in seven quality measures. Each nursing home is scored from 1 (lowest) through 5 (highest) on each of the seven measures. For additional information about the report card go to the nursing home report card fact sheet.
First, you can focus your search by choosing your preferred area of the state by zip code, or click here to see the report card for an individual nursing home.
The fact sheet answers many of the questions you may have about the Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card. The report card includes information about the 381 nursing homes in the state that are certified to participate in the Medical Assistance (MA) Program.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) created the nursing home report card to help you compare nursing homes on the following seven quality measures:
1. Resident satisfaction and quality of life
2.Quality indicators – clinical quality
3.Hours of direct care
5.Use of temporary nursing staff
6.Proportion of beds in single bedrooms
7.State inspection results
Each nursing home can receive from one to five stars on each measure. You can choose an area of the state in which you are seeking a home and the three measures that are most important to you. When the results appear, you can obtain more information about how each nursing home scored.
The Minnesota nursing home report card is state of the art. It uses multiple measures of quality, incorporates sophisticated risk adjustments to compare facilities fairly, and looks more closely at clinical outcomes, quality of life and resident satisfaction than others.
Another resource to provide help selecting a nursing home is the federal government CMS Medicare Nursing Home Care website which rates facilities on a five star scale.
This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please call Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.