The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services is helping consumers find safe nursing homes. Their website, Nursing Home Compare, will add an icon next to nursing homes with reported violations starting October 23. This icon will warn consumers about the harmful abuse of a patient within the past year and any potentially harmful abuse during the last two years.
The new icon is an effort to increase transparency and to ensure nursing home quality and safety. The data will be updated monthly and the website will provide more information about the quality of the nursing home facility. For more information, read here.