Awarded 5 Stars in the CMS Quality Rating System
Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Rating Program
Created by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Nursing Home Compare program rates nursing homes based on three parts or “domains”: health inspections, quality measures and staffing. Star ratings are assigned for each domain, ranging from one to five stars, with more stars indicating better quality. These individual ratings are combined to calculate an overall quality rating for the facility.
While the Five Star Quality Rating System is not a substitute for visiting a nursing home and gathering first-hand information, it can help you compare facilities by giving you a “snap shot” of the level of quality care each provides in three important areas.