Monitor Your Nursing Home

Last month we quietly launched a new feature allowing people to “monitor” a specific senior care facilities. We did this by adding a button below the page heading entitled “Subscribe to Updates to the Facility”. Now we’ve sent out the first emails to our “subscribers”. I thought I should say something about what we mean […] →Read more

The Fault in CMS’ Stars

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) spends considerable time and effort promoting their Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes (see here).  They even provide an extensive analysis of how they arrive at their ratings (see here).  The ratings are based on a complicated scoring system that involves multiple factors including: both […] →Read more

Covid Cases in Nursing Homes

Yesterday we stumbled on a new CMS dataset which provides a weekly accounting for Covid-19 infections and deaths in nursing homes.  Strangely this report is not part of the more general set of nursing home reports that we currently retrieve.  The data is supposedly reported weekly though it is not clear when it is published.  […] →Read more