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Problem Facilities: SFFs and One-Star Nursing Homes (2021)

Special Focus Facilities (SFFs) and SFF Candidates are nursing homes that have a history of serious quality issues or are included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program to stimulate improvements in their quality of care. One-star facilities are assigned the lowest overall rating (one out of five stars) based on health […]

US Nursing Home Infection Control & Prevention Citations: March 2020

Infection prevention and control programs protect residents from preventable harm, injury, and death. Despite strong regulatory requirements to safeguard residents, infections continue to be a leading cause of death and needless suffering for nursing home residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an astounding 1.6 to 3.8 million infections […]

US Nursing Home Citations: 9/1/16 – 8/31/19 (November 2019)

Following are files for all nursing home citations published on Nursing Home Compare as of November 20, 2019. Nursing Home Compare provides three years of data. Thus, the files include enforcement information from (approximately) September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019.

Important notes on the data provided:

  1. Files are provided for each state as well […]

Alert: Illinois Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Illinois, as determined by their status as a Special Focus Facility, Special Focus Facility Candidate, or One-Star Facility. The alert includes information on what these statuses indicate in respect to quality and safety for residents.

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Alert: New York Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in New York, as determined by their status as a Special Focus Facility, Special Focus Facility Candidate, or One-Star Facility. The alert includes information on what these statuses indicate in respect to quality and safety for residents.

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Alert: Pennsylvania Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Pennsylvania, as determined by their status as a Special Focus Facility, Special Focus Facility Candidate, or One-Star Facility. The alert includes information on what these statuses indicate in respect to quality and safety for residents.

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Alert: New Jersey Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in New Jersey, as determined by their status as a Special Focus Facility, Special Focus Facility Candidate, or One-Star Facility. The alert includes information on what these statuses indicate in respect to quality and safety for residents.

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Alert: Massachusetts Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Massachusetts, as determined by their status as a Special Focus Facility, Special Focus Facility Candidate, or One-Star Facility. The alert includes information on what these statuses indicate in respect to quality and safety for residents.

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Special Focus Facility Candidate List: July 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identifies nursing homes with an extremely poor record of resident care for inclusion in Special Focus Facility (SFF) program for enhanced oversight. CMS presently limits the SFF program to just 88 facilities nationwide. However, 441 additional nursing homes have been identified by CMS as SFF candidates as […]

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US Nursing Home Infection Control & Prevention Citations: December 2018

Infection prevention and control programs protect residents from preventable harm, injury, and death. Despite strong regulatory requirements to safeguard residents, infections continue to be a leading cause of death and needless suffering for nursing home residents. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 380,000 nursing home residents die each year due to […]

US Nursing Home Drugging Citations: Fall 2018

The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents, particularly those with dementia, is a widespread, national problem. Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘black box’ warnings against using antipsychotics on elderly patients, they are frequently used to treat the so-called behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.  As of fall 2018, 20% of nursing home residents […]

Fighting the Rollback of Nursing Home Protections

In September 2016, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revised nursing home regulations that had been thoughtfully developed over four years to promote residents’ health and safety. Now, however, under the current administration, CMS is backtracking and weakening resident protections.

Starting in January 2017, nursing home lobbyists began urging CMS to eliminate […]

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, […]

US Nursing Home Infection Control & Prevention Citations: February 2018

Infection prevention and control programs protect residents from preventable harm, injury, and death. Despite strong regulatory requirements to safeguard residents, infections continue to be a leading cause of death, needless suffering, and expense among nursing home residents. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 380,000 nursing home residents die each year due […]

US Nursing Home Citations: 2014 – 2017 (November 2017)

Following are files for all nursing home citations published on Nursing Home Compare as of November 2017. Nursing Home Compare provides three years of data. Thus, the files include enforcement information from (approximately) fall 2014 to fall 2017.

Important notes on the data provided:

  1. Files are provided for each state as well as a file for […]

US Nursing Home Inappropriate Drugging Citations: November 2017

The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents is a widespread and serious problem.  Below is information on citations for inappropriate drugging for all licensed nursing homes, by state.  These citations are for all inappropriate drugging, including (but not solely) antipsychotic drugs (unfortunately, the federal government does not have a distinct citation for inappropriate antipsychotic […]

US Nursing Home Antipsychotic Drugging Rates: 2017Q3

The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents is a widespread and serious problem. Below is information on the antipsychotic drugging rates for all licensed nursing homes, by state, for the third quarter of 2017. We also recommend viewing our page on nursing home citations for inappropriate antipsychotic drugging, our Issue Alert on Antipsychotic Drugging […]

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