Florida leads the Southeast in new nursing home ranking

Florida leads the Southeast in new nursing home ranking

We’re No. 11!

The federal government’s star rating system for nursing homes has led to improvements across they board, proving that transparency works. But because state agencies do the inspections and report their findings to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servies, there hasn’t been a reliable way to tell how one state’s skilled long-term care compares to another’s: a pertinent question for forward-thinking retirees.

Now Families for Better Care, a Tallahassee advocacy group for long-term care recipients, has crunched the numbers and come out with a state-by-state report card. Florida, with a “B” grade, just missed the top 10. Alaskans get the best care, according to this new comparison of eight federal quality measures, and Texans get the worst.

Read more here: http://health.heraldtribune.com/2013/09/06/florida-leads-the-southeast-in-new-nursing-home-ranking/