“Measuring Quality in the Long-Term Care Setting”

Measuring Quality in the Long-Term Care Setting,” by Zach Adams, Tavia Binger, and Ben Harder, U.S. News & World Report 

“LAST YEAR, U.S. NEWS introduced a novel composite quality measure and corresponding Short-Term Rehabilitation rating that assesses the performance of skilled nursing facilities in post-acute care. Next week, we’ll update the Short-Term Rehabilitation rating — and debut a Long-Term Care rating to help people in need of daily assistance and their families decide where to go for residential care. These 2019-20 ratings for nearly 15,000 nursing homes, as well as descriptive information on a few hundred more, will be made public on October 29 at Best Nursing Homes, replacing the 2018-19 ratings that are currently available there.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

More tools to help find the best facility.