State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. The Nursing Home Guide


Florida's Nursing Home Guide is part of AHCA's effort to provide information to consumers and allows a search for a nursing home by geographic region or by the characteristics of the nursing homes. Descriptive information about the facility is provided, as well as the facility's performance on past inspections as represented by stars. Under the stars is a link "Inspection Details for this Facility", which links to a listing of the facility's citations over the past 45 months. Clicking on any citation links to a fuller explanation of that citation. The publication provides detailed information about each of Florida's nearly 700 licensed skilled nursing facilities, including location, ownership, number of beds, types of special services offered and the lowest daily charge. AHCA officials said they decided not to post the Quality Indicators out of concern that they were too confusing to residents and families. The web version has links to the facility inspection history and performance measures, based on geographical location. The electronic version is scheduled to be updated every quarter, although this has been difficult to accomplish. Appendix C shows the information contained in the Nursing Home Guide for a sample facility.

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