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Alabama Nursing Home Deficiencies, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Surgery Centers, Etc.

Find free reports on deficiencies for AL nursing homes, assisted living, outpatient surgery facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, end stage renal disease treatment (kidney dialysis) centers, rehab facilities and more. Some Inspection reports may contain no deficiencies, but simply report a regulatory visit. Be prepared to see all facilities listed, even those whose licenses have been terminated, and facilities that have closed. Updated with 2019 survey results. Site by the Alabama Department of Public Health

Arizona Long Term Care Nursing Home Ratings (free)

Search by County, city, or facility name or see all top-rated AZ nursing homes. Recent long term care ratings are done on an A-B-C-D rating scale; find Excellent nursing home facilities rated A (score 90 or higher). Site by the Arizona Dept. of Health Services Licensing Services. Of the 159 nursing homes rated, 109 (more than 2/3) received an A rating as of October 2019; 16 received B; 9 rated C and 2 D rating (Allegiant in Mesa, and Pueblo Springs Rehab in Tucson).

California Nursing Home, Home Health and Hospice Cost and Quality Ratings

CalQualityCare.org provides this ratings site for California Nursing Homes, Home Health and Hospice organizations. Nursing facilities are rated on staffing, quality, inspections, complaints, cost and finance measures. Map shows by color which nursing homes are Superior, or less (down to Poor). Average charges for 2016 or older are shown. Home Health and Hospice are rated on quality measures. This site also serves as a directory for residential care (assisted living) and other senior care programs. The site was originally developed with the CA HealthCare Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropy.  While it was once one of the best comparison sites available for California nursing homes, the data have not been updated since 2017 (using 2016 data). Now the site is managed alone by UC San Francisco.

Colorado Nursing Homes – Occurrence Reports & Complaints

Detailed information, including Occurrences and Complaints. Reportable incidents and occurrences include unexplained deaths, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, life-threatening complications of anesthesia, life-threatening transfusion errors/reactions, severe burns, missing persons, physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property, diverted drugs and malfunction/misuse of equipment. Health facilities must report these occurrences within one business day. Updated 2019

Connecticut Health Care Facility License – Verification

Verify facility licenses for Connecticut nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice, hospitals, mental health facilities, outpatient clinics, surgical facilities, substance abuse and recovery care centers, residential care, and other health care services. To find nursing home information, first select Healthcare Facilities – Long-Term Care/Assisted Living/Home Health Care/Hospice, then look for Chronic and Convalescent Nursing Home. CT eLicense web portal site shows contact and management information. Easy to generate the roster, but hard to read unless familiar with Excel; limited information. However, an upside to this site is that nursing home room rates are in the detailed reports.

Florida Inspection Reports – All health facilities, 2019

Recent inspection reports for all types of healthcare facilities in Florida. Site includes ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, birth centers, hospitals, clinics, home health, hospice, lab, MRI and imaging centers (see health care clinics), dialysis, rehab agencies, residential treatment centers and more. Both regular biennial inspection reports, and those from complaint investigations are included. Site by FL Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is easy to use. Updated for 2019

Florida Nursing Home Guide – 2019 (AHCA) Editor's Pick

Search by Region to find state inspection reports on FL nursing homes. Guide shows who gets a 5-star rating and inspection details. Contains Nursing Home Watch List for bankrupt or conditional status facilities. (When we checked the Watch List in April 2019, there were 108 nursing homes on  Florida’s Watch List. Reasons why are explained for each facility. Please read these reports carefully before choosing a nursing home.) Shows the few Gold Seal care centers for excellent care facilities – 26 as of April 2019 were recognized for a 3-year period. Consumers can also learn about cost (lowest daily charge), and Web link to the facility. Clear, simple presentation with a font size you can read. Information is current; site by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Nicely done

Georgia – Hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and more

Facility Inspection Reports trhough the Georgia Department of Community Health. Use the map program called GaMap2Care to locate any state-licensed, registered or certified health facility (including ESRD) or assisted living personal care homes in GA. Check to see if there is a report available. Limited comparative information. Most hospitals do NOT have inspection violation reports. Nursing home and home health reports are referred to the federal NursingHomeCompare and HomeHealthCompare Web sites

Illinois Nursing Homes – Survey Inspections and Average Room Rates (Prices)

After selecting the nursing home you’re interested in, click on the Surveys or Private Payment Rates on the far RIGHT of the nursing home screen to find information on inspection survey results, complaint investigations and prices charged for single or double room. Prices shown in April 2019 still reflected old Dec. 31, 2014 rates. Additional information about staffing, ownership, types of residents can be found here. Site by IL Department of Public Health

Illinois Quarterly Reports of Nursing Home Violators

The IL Dept. of Public Health assembles a report of nursing home facilities which have been determined to be in violation of the Nursing Home Care Act. Facilities in Chicago and statewide. 2018 (and earlier) reports are available, plus outline of circumstances leading to as much as $150,000 fines for some violations. Reports are updated every quarter in 2019.

Indiana Nursing Home Inspection Ratings

Search for IN nursing homes and other health facilities. Inspection survey reports and complaint history updated 2019. If the map doesn’t load fast enough, as we experienced, use the F5 key on your keyboard to get the list. It works much better. Consumers encouraged to also check the Medicare Nursing Home Compare & other national tools to see additional Indiana nursing home ratings.

Iowa Nursing Home Licensure Status

Iowa department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) theoretically informs the public of licensure status of nursing homes, assisted living and other health facilities. Get a list by city or county. Click on View (to the right) – which is very unreliable in terms of whether it will produce a report or not. Iowa’s Health Facilities Division contact number is (515) 281-4115. Updated 2019

Louisiana Nursing Home Ratings and Inspections

Compare LA nursing homes on their serious deficiencies (if any) and fines in the past three years.  Nursing Home Inspect by ProPublica flags nursing homes that are on the Special Focus Facility list (those with serious quality issues).  The site also links recent inspection reports from Louisiana. Additional information may be found at NursingHomeCompare (federal). Updated 2019. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that conducts investigative journalism and probes issues of public trust.

Maryland Nursing Home Guide

Compare more than 200 MD nursing homes and 34 Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Search by county or zip code. May specify criteria such as Alzheimer’s care, rehab, ventilator, dialysis. Once you find a facility you’re interested in, you can compare family satisfaction survey results, as well as percent of staff who got the flu shot. Current to 2017. By the Maryland Health Care Commission

Massachusetts – Nursing Home Inspection Reports

Massachusetts has a consumer-friendly search tool for nursing home survey inspection reports. Search by facility name or town anywhere in Massachusetts (MA). Gives information about last 3 standard survey inspections, administration, nursing, resident rights, food service, and environment. Get more information by clicking on More Details at the bottom. Website also has a list of who the long term care ombudsman is, for each facility, with telephone numbers, in case you need someone to advocate for your loved one. From mass.gov HHS, inspection reports updated to 2019

Michigan – Compare Hospitals, Physician Groups, Nursing Homes in SE Mich.

The Greater Detroit Area Health Council provides a 7-county health care performance report at MyCareCompare.org. Compare MI hospitals (side-by-side) for childbirth, COPD, emergency department (ER), heart attack, heart failure, cardiac surgery, hip or knee replacements, imaging, infections, patient safety, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention and overall patient satisfaction. See mortality ratings (survival rate) for some conditions. Same info as listed at the federal HospitalCompare site, except mycarecompare might not be updated as often, so check the federal site. The advantage of mycarecompare is that consumers can see Above Average and Below Average comparisons very quickly, for the selected hospitals they want to look at, and all health conditions at once. Very easy to use. Physician group and nursing home results are at this site. GDAHC hospitals are in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pontiac and counties: Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and St. Clair. GDAHC was an early leader in quality transparency. It appears that larger hospitals in Lansing and other towns may be included. Medical group data from 2017

Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card Editor's Pick

Hands down, this is the best state report card for nursing homes. Easy to use. Compare nursing homes in whatever zip code region you specify, according to your top 3 favorite criteria. Simple 5-star comparison system. Shows Family Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Quality of Care, Staff turnover & hours of direct care, private rooms and more. MN survey inspection reports are linked. Daily room rates shown for each nursing home, although the case mix table is complicated. Click on the nursing home’s name to get the details. MN Dept. of Health site updated 2019

Missouri – Long Term Care Inspection Reports

Recent inspection reports for every licensed Missouri nursing home, residential care facility, assisted living, and skilled nursing facility (SNF) can be found here, even those who don’t participate in Medicare or Medicaid. Click on the DATE to see the inspection findings. Site by the MO Department of Health and Senior Services, current to 2018 and will be regularly updated in 2019

New Jersey Nursing Home and Assisted Living Inspections

Inspection summaries and comparisons by county or city for NJ nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Consumers can specify Behavioral Management or Specialized Care such as Ventilator beds or Pediatric long-term care for a more focused search. Note, there are two assisted living categories – residences and programs. Updated to 2019

New York State Compare Nursing Home Ratings Editor's Pick

Easy-to-use site allows consumers to search by county or zip code area and see NY nursing home comparisons side-by-side. Compare Nursing Homes shows measures such as bedsores (pressure ulcers), bladder control, urinary tract infections, restraint use, percent more depressed or anxious, percent of residents who got the seasonal flu shot (last 2 flu seasons). Better nursing homes listed on top. Click on nursing facility name to see how many of 5 stars it receives for each measure, plus inspection, certification and complaint survey results as well as what percent of their employees got the flu shot. Directory View is helpful for names and map location. Can also search from the drop down menu for special licensed services such as Ventilator-dependent, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Adult Day Care. NY Dept. of Health site; most data are 2017-2018, updated 2019

North Carolina Nursing Home Fines and Penalties (DHSR)

NC Division of Health Service Regulation lists fines to long term care nursing facilities and adult care homes (senior and assisted living, rest homes, etc), showing date, amount and the type of violation during each year 2015 to 2019. We saw penalties over $125,000, which can signify major problems in North Carolina nursing homes in the past 3 years.

Ohio – Compare Long-Term Care Facility Quality Ratings & Cost

State government site (ohio.gov) with side-by-side comparisons of OH nursing homes. Shows family and resident satisfaction, inspection survey summaries (but no detailed reports), and in some cases, you may find the cost for private pay (rate per day). Easy to navigate. Has 12 specialty categories to make your search easier – such as Alzheimer’s care, behavioral care, bariatric, dialysis, advanced wound care, spinal cord injury, TBI, or ventilator care. Can sort results by highest ratings from residents or family, which is a wonderful feature. Links also provided to Assisted Living and Home Health searches in Ohio. Includes 2019 inspections

Oklahoma Nursing Home Ratings – free Editor's Pick

Compare nursing home ratings in Oklahoma according to what is most important to you – Overall 1 to 5-star rating, Resident/Family satisfaction, Clinical Measures, Nursing Staff per patient day, Turnover & Retention and other factors. Easy to use once consumers figure out how to drag and drop on their desired metrics. Otherwise, one of the better state nursing facility comparison sites. Updated by the OK Health Care Authority 2018. Would be nice if they showed dates for the ratings

Pennsylvania – Compare Nursing Care Facilities

This site by the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Health allows a search for nursing homes by county or zip code radius. Find out about inspection survey results and citations. It can be difficult to find citations from the full licensure surveys, unless you know the date of the survey. Updated 2019

Rhode Island Nursing Home Resident and Family Satisfaction 2016

Look for the nursing homes that scored 3 diamonds (statistically better) on both resident and family satisfaction in Rhode Island. Survey measures quality of care, quality of life, services, Overall Satisfaction and whether they Recommend the facility. Nine nursing facilities scored substantially better than average on overall satisfaction and recommendations by both family and residents. Bed size shown. Easy to read. Last updated April 2017, so the report is now getting a little out of date.

Rhode Island Nursing Home Satisfaction, Staffing & Quality 2019

Compare nursing homes in Rhode Island, as rated by family and resident satisfaction surveys. Find nursing homes with 5 star Overall ratings (scale 1 to 5) plus ratings for satisfaction, staffing, inspections, quality and more. There were 29 top-rated 5-star homes as of the January 31, 2019 update. Listed by county. RI Dept. of Health, Nursing Home Summary Report, March 2019 and updated monthly.

South Dakota Nursing Home Reports

Excellent, easy to use state Health Department website provides survey reports on all 110 South Dakota nursing homes. Organized by city, town. Click on the date for the annual survey findings, or an inspection survey that was done because of a complaint. Survey reports can be difficult to read, but they may provide a lot of detailed and useful information for consumers. Up to date with at least 3 years of reports through 2019

State Health Departments – healthfinder®

List at healthfinder.gov – Links to all state health departments, compiled by the US Department of Health and Human Services

Texas Long Term Care and Home Health: Ratings and Complaints

Long Term Care (LTC) Provider Search includes overall rating scores for TX Nursing homes, and information on Assisted living facilities, Intermediate care facilities, Daytime programs for adults, Home health, hospice and personal assistance services. Shows inspection results, complaints, a little history and general information. Nursing Home Quality data not shown, but hot-linked to the profile at federal NursingHomeCompare. Operated by Texas Health and Human Services. Current to 2019, although state inspection findings might not show up on Nursing Home Compare for more than 2 months after the inspection.

Virginia Nursing Facilities – Financial Information, Prices, Quality

Financial information, some with prices (daily or monthly rates) for Nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Search by zip code and radius. Links to Inspection and Quality reports, and may be updated only to 2012 , but dates vary. Unclear if the room rates are current or old. Site by Virginia Health Information, updated 2019

Washington DC HealthCare Facility Inspection Reports

District of Columbia Health Department provides inspection reports online for their health care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living, home care agencies, and more.  Intermediate Care Facilities Division has a lot of the types of providers you might be interested in. Click on Survey Reports. Fairly easy to use, although inspection reports are rarely very easy to read, and may be older than you would like (e.g. 2014 or older). Nursing home reports may be more recent (e.g. to 2016). It may be difficult to find a survey report online from 2018 or 2019.  Still, this Washington DC website is worth checking.

Washington Nursing Home Locator

Interactive database to help consumers find nursing homes in the state of WA. Contact information and inspection reports provided and kept up to date to 2019

West Virginia Nursing Home Inspections and Lookup

Find the results from state inspections and health investigations for WV nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Prepared by the West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification (ohflac), in the Department of Health and Human Services. Updated with 2019 survey results.

Wisconsin Nursing Homes Survey Reports

Use the Provider Search tool to find Wisconsin nursing home survey inspection findings and deficiencies. Information on Facilities for People with Developmental Disabilities also found at this site. Data prepared by the WI State Dept. of Health Services for the most recent full year. Reports updated 2019

Other Helpful Listings

CMS Public List of Nursing Homes with Serious Quality Problems – SFF (2019) Editor's Pick

CMS lists nursing homes in any state and District of Columbia that have a history of serious quality problems. These Special Focus Facilities (SFF) have been officially entered into the federal government’s SFF program to monitor care. Homes on the list may have a history of “yo-yo” compliance, with a good survey followed by substandard quality on the next, thus unable to sustain good care. Some nursing homes are listed as Showing Improvement or having graduated out of the program. In addition, CMS has now added hundreds of nursing homes that are candidates for the SFF program, based on quality issues over the prior 3 years. Up to 30 nursing homes per state are on the Special Focus Facility Candidate list. Updated June 26, 2019

Delaware – List of Licensed Nursing Homes (roster only)

Delaware does not post online survey inspection reports or complaints on their nursing homes, and instead refers visitors to the Medicare nursinghomecompare website. Here is a simple list of names and addresses in DE as of 2019

Michigan Nursing Home Directory (roster list only)

Do a statewide Nursing Home Search at this site by the MI Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to verify license or get a list of nursing homes. Basic facility information only. No state survey inspections, quality reports or complaint summaries appear to be available online..  Note, the LARA Health Care Providers website through the Bureau of Community and Health Systems does not operate reliably and effectively.

Nebraska lists of health care facilities (rosters only)

Lists with addresses and telephone numbers of health care facilities licensed in NE, including hospitals, nursing homes, adult day services, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, mental health, substance abuse, respite care centers, and some clinics such as kidney dialysis services. Roster provide basic information only, no quality or inspection information. Provided by Nebraska DHHS Licensing office. Some specialty services are listed in the fine print

North Carolina Licensed Nursing Homes (roster only)

List of all the nursing care facilities in NC. Organized alphabetically or by county. Location and contact information only. Updated 2019

North Carolina lists of health care facilites (rosters, pdf)

Find state-licensed facilities in NC: assisted living adult care (7 or more beds), family care homes (2 to 6 beds), nursing homes, ambulatory surgery and endoscopy centers, cardiac rehabilitation facilities, home health and hospice care services, hospitals, ICF/MR; mental health facilities, residential treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals. Basic contact and addresses, including facility license number. Rosters only, updated April 2019

North Dakota – CNA (nursing assistants) Abuse List (pdf)

You can check to see if a certified nurse aide has been on the validated abuse list in the last 25 years in ND. Types: mental, neglect, physical, sexual, theft and verbal abuse. State government list, 7 pages, updated 2019

North Dakota Nursing Home List (roster, pdf)

ND skilled nursing home list shows address and telephone number, name of administrator and director of nursing, bed size, and Medicare / Medicaid ID numbers. Use list on left to find Assisted Living facilities (under Basic Care). Updated 2019

Pennsylvania Assisted Living/Personal Care Home Directory

Directory is operated by the PA Department of Human Services. It is primarily a list of licensed assisted living facility addresses, with violation reports linked. Includes facility size and whether non-profit or for-profit. Search by county. Updated 2019

SC – Assisted Living and Community Residential Care Facilities 2019

Alphabetical list (126 pages) of SC licensed assisted living facilities, called Community Residential Care Facilities in South Carolina, with address and number of beds. Indicates whether or not certified for Alzheimer’s Care. Updated monthly, 2019

Tennessee lists of Health Care Facilities (rosters)

Lists health care facilities in TN, including assisted living, nursing homes, hospitals, kidney dialysis (end stage renal), residential rehabilitation treatment facilities, home health, hospice, birthing centers and more. Shows contact information and license expiration date. Shows whether disciplinary actions have been taken against the facility. Not much information at the Tennessee site compared to other states.

Wisconsin Assisted Living Facility Directories – Provider Profiles

Four categories of WI Assisted Living facilities are provided: Adult Day Care, Adult Family Home, Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) and Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC). Each organization and facility has its own report that includes an Inspection Summary; No side-by-side comparisons. However, this link shows profiles by individual county to aid your search. It also provides a statewide Wisconsin directory for for each type of licensed assisted living service.

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