START HERE IF SEARCHING FOR A FACILITY
Nursing Home Compare is a national clearinghouse for information about nursing homes.
View inspection reports, staffing levels, quality measures, penalties and how the facility
ranks in the Five-Star rating. Visit the site
HOW TO PICK A FACILITY
Checklist: What to look for, what questions to ask, and what to expect. Read more
GUIDE TO LONG-TERM CARE HOUSING OPTIONS
There are significant differences in services and government oversight between skilled nursing facilities and assisted living settings. Understand your options
GUIDE TO LONG-TERM CARE
A guide to understanding the definitions and basic facts
about all aspects of long term care. Guide
The California Association of Health Facilities publishes an annual Quality Update to provide an overview of quality improvement efforts in California's long-term care facilities.
GIFT IDEAS FOR SKILLED-NURSING RESIDENTS
If you are unable to give the gift of time to a loved one,
consider these gift ideas and be sure to consult caregivers
for assistance in choosing the most appropriate gift.
SCAN FOUNDATION RELEASES REPORT
The SCAN Foundation, an independent not-for-profit charitable foundation – with a mission focused exclusively on long-term care – issued a new report in Jan. 2012 entitled Nursing Facilities in California highlighting improvements in the delivery of long-term care services. Read how California nursing facilities scored better than the national average in staffing, turnover and number of deficiencies.