Perhaps you are not familiar with the Nursing Home Compare website administered by Medicare.gov. Nursing Home Compare is designed to allow the public to understand certain information about nursing homes so consumers can make wise choices when deciding where they may want to put a loved one who needs rehabilitation or long term care services. While the information contained on Nursing Home Compare is not perfect (see our previous post regarding some facilities intentionally misleading the public using the website), it is a great tool to allow you to see a snapshot of a facility’s staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. This information is available at http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.
WORTHINGTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Marietta, OH)
Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC is a 105 bed facility. While most quality indicators are positive for Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC, it was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for the total number of license nurse staff hours per patient per day. Further, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care found that Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC failed to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading, and the failure to operate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.
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