Selecting a Nursing Home is one of the most important decisions you will make. Selecting the wrong one can be catastrophic. GOWD provides the guidelines for making the best selection.
We list over 16,000 nursing homes with their government ratings and links to their websites, when available. Most importantly, we provide a link to the government Nursing Home Inspections report which can reveal health deficiencies such as quality of care, resident rights and mistreatment, pharmacy services, nutrition and fire safety issues. Any complaints or facility reported incidents and government fines are also included in these reports. Read the Nursing Home Inspections reports which can be printed. DO NOT rely solely on ratings, reviews or hospital recommendations. We recommend that you download the Check List and Important Documents listed below prior to doing a Search.
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The articles below will be most useful when you are evaluating skilled nursing facilities. Discuss them with the facility. Download these articles and save them in the Check List folder
Get written confirmation from facilities that they do not have any of the above problems.