Nursing Home Compare Website Compares Scores to State and National Averages

It is now possible to compare a nursing center’s staffing and quality measures to state and national averages using the Nursing Home Compare website.  On the main page, type in the center’s name and you will land on the “Nursing Home Profile” page.  Choosing the tab “Staffing” or “Quality Measures” provides a comparison of the center to both state and national averages.  According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, these reports are generated early in the week of the Nursing Home Compare “refresh”, which is typically on the third Thursday of each month.  It is important to keep in mind that quality measures are updated quarterly, in January, April, July, and October.