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Caregiverlist Nursing Home Star Ratings

By March 4, 2012 - 7:20pm
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Created by senior care industry professionals, Caregiverlist understands the challenges seniors and their families face when they must choose a nursing home. Sometimes the choice for the right nursing home must be made quickly because of a short-term medical emergency or hospital discharge. Many times a senior will need additional care or rehabilitation while recovering from a stroke, hip replacement or age-related illness.

Caregiverlist’s nursing home star ratings assist you to select a nursing home based on criteria from the nursing homes health inspection report. As nursing home inspections are only conducted once every 12 to 15 months and ownership and other factors can change, use this as a starting point. Caregiverlist also provides the daily nursing home costs for single and double rooms to help you have a better idea of the services that the nursing home will offer.

Caregiverlist Nursing Home Star Ratings

Overall Medicare Star Rating: This is the rating for the overall results of the government inspection reports.

Percentage of Short-stay Residents with Pressure Sores: Residents with pressure sores need to be repositioned regularly to allow the sores to heal and to prevent new pressure sores from developing (repositioning every 2-hours). The higher the percentage of residents with pressure sores indicates the need for more C.N.A.’s to assist and for the question to be asked: Are these residents arriving to the nursing home with pressure sores or developing them after they arrive? Pressure sores can lead to infections and mobility issues. If this number is higher, does the nursing home likewise have a higher percentage of nursing aide staff to residents?

Certified Nursing Aide (C.N.A.) Hours per Resident per Day: Caregiverlist weights this ranking higher, as a C.N.A.’s largest frustration while employed at a nursing home is the inability to adequately care for all of their assigned residents. Residents with extra care needs can take up much more of a nursing aides time during a shift.

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In Florida even though there is a large number of disabled as well as seniors, the Nursing homes don't have enough CNA 's.
Nursing homes private contract there staff & when u complain the day it's not there fault that that contract company didn't send in enough staff.
What a disaster 4 our elder years & all of us. Nothing is done about it - if u complain as resident, family , or friend u will be reprimanded or moved 2 another facility & that could b worse. No one seems to address that if u were home receiving care it would cost the government, taxpayers,& family
Much less. Facility care is sub-standard & it is not a hospital. They don't even have to give u water if they are busy or plain don't care.
Even if u need 24 HR care it's less costly to be at home.
The average cost in saving per resident is between roughly between$ 100,000 to more than
300,000 per depending on level of care in a so-called Nursing Home or Rehabilitation center Nursing Homes where u never seem to get rehabed & stay. Usually got the rest of your life even though we are all paying for premium care. The average care in these facilities are 1-1/2 hours of care administered to a resident daily not 24 HR's
Why don't legislature do something about us staying at home spending our own dollars on our own bills & getting less costly care better than a so called facility's care when we can get one on one care.
It puts more people to work & we ourselves pay the overhead as usual. Answer? Is the Nursing Hone lobby bigger than all of us even ourselves plus family?
No one knows about at home care & the difference between the monies that would be saved

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