As reported on the Wall Street Journal’s health blog, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released their first-ever list of the nation’s 54 worst performing nursing homes, designated as "Specialty Focus Facilities." According to the CMS press release, the purpose of the list is to "provide beneficiaries and their families the information they need when making long-term care choices."
The nursing homes on the list have been cited for serious deficiences ranging from medication errors, failure to protect residents from falls or from wandering off facility grounds while incapacitated, and failure to provide sound physical, mental or psychological care.
CMS offers families tips on how to choose a good nursing home. Among the tips are:
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