The latest news on nursing homes
Don't be overwhelmed. Read this aid and print out the take-along version. It will keep you focused.
Ask the right questions, know the signs of good and bad care, use your senses. It's detective work.
You can't stop paying attention after a loved one has moved in. Vigilance is the price of good care.
The health and happiness of residents and the quality and stability of staffing are intertwined.
Residents generally do better the more time spent being cared for by registered nurses.
Medical care was one of the 10 quality measures used in judging nursing homes.
Bedsores and loss of residents' ability to get around among the 10 yardsticks applied to nursing homes.
Low nurse turnover and high quality of nursing care are vital to the well being of home residents.
How many hours a day are home residents under the direct care of a registered nurse?
A quarter or more of these states' nursing homes rated just 1 star out of 5 on a revised federal site.