How to check out a nursing home

The reform debate has shrouded the other healthcare crisis – How to pay for and deliver long- term care. In the meantime, buyer beware. Here’s some help.

Medicare has a new searchable database on Nursing Home Quality.

USA Today has a story on it and their own version of the database.

One in five of the nation’s 15,700 nursing homes have consistently received poor ratings for overall quality, a USA TODAY analysis of new government data finds.

Massachusetts already has a database but the two above are easier to read.

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