Monthly Archives: March 2018


US Nursing Home Citations for Transfer and Discharge Deficiencies: February 2018

Unwanted transfers or discharges from a nursing home can be devastating for residents, affecting their physical health and safety, as well as their psychological well-being. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), inappropriate discharges can cause residents to be “uprooted from familiar settings,” thereby impeding relationships with staff, other residents, and [...]

Nursing Home Staffing 2017 Q3

Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home's quality and safety. Due to questions about the accuracy of the self-reported staffing data published in facility listings on Nursing Home Compare, the 2010 Affordable Care Act requires facilities to electronically submit staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based on [...]