Nursing Facilities


Evidence shows that hospitalizations account for nearly one-third of the total amount spent on health care in the United States. In the majority of cases, hospitalization is necessary and appropriate. However, a large amount of all hospitalizations are patients returning to the hospital soon after their previous stay. These re-hospitalizations are costly, potentially harmful, and often avoidable.


One of the important factors in improving quality of care is to have the appropriate amount of staff available when needed. Also, it's important that the staff is well trained, confident, and compassionate to be able to provide the best quality of care possible.


Each nursing home provides care differently for different populations of people. Each home might have separate specialties or have expertise taking care of a specific group of patients. Some examples of this would be a facility that can provide wound care, physical therapy services, and/or dialysis. Some facilities have the capability to provide care to a person who has dementia or Alzheimer's and some have the capabilities to provide mental health services.

Star Rating:

Star rating is compiled from information that is given by a facility that includes services provided and quality of care. The goal for the facility is to have a five star rating. This will help the patient or family member to make a decision on a facility to ensure that the most appropriate care will be provided for them.