On July 19, 2012, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Nursing Home Compare website enabling consumers to obtain additional information about quality measures in skilled nursing centers and California ranked best in the nation in three categories.
California providers scored better than every other state in preventing weight loss and depression – and nursing home residents in the state showed the least amount of decline in their activities of daily living (ADLs). In addition, California nursing home providers were second best in the nation in preventing falls which resulted in serious injury.
In all, CMS measured 18 quality indicators for long-stay and short-stay residents over a period of nine months beginning in October 2011. California providers performed better than the national average in a majority of cases. AHCA has compiled a state-by-state comparison using the new CMS data. The list can be viewed