U.S. star rating system set for nursi...

U.S. star rating system set for nursing homes

There are 1 comment on the Baltimore Sun story from Jun 19, 2008, titled U.S. star rating system set for nursing homes. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Nursing homes will get a "star rating" from the federal government to help consumers pick the best facilities, a sweeping initiative that a Maryland regulator predicted will create "peer pressure" among owners ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Baltimore Sun.

Jack Halpern

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Sep 5, 2008
A rating system for nursing homes might help improve things slightly, but for the most part it is useless. Since most people go to nursing homes from hospitals, they and their families don't have time to check out these facilities. Case managers and discharge planners in hospitals don't have the time nor the inclination to check out these ratings. Many case managers will send a hospital patient to a nursing home regardless of quality just to get them out of a hospital bed.

The other problem with the rating system is that it is based on State Health Department inspections. Since these agencies do such a horrendous job surveying facilities, a rating system can't possibly give a true picture of the quality of care. Find out more at www.myelderadvocateblog.com .

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Waldorf Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Review: Evergreen Disposal Svc (Mar '11) 11 hr jfrank 44
News Waldorf, The Ghetto? (Jun '06) Feb '17 Fred Berg 292
Landover Mall (May '06) Dec '16 Wall-E 13
Pomfret Music Thread (May '12) Nov '16 Musikologist 20
gangs (May '15) Nov '16 LEWIS 3
NSA sex for 55+ Ladies 55-75 Nov '16 Dexterdeb 1
Traffic Noise (Apr '16) Apr '16 Desperate for Quiet 1

Waldorf Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Waldorf Mortgages