How Do You View the State Survey Results for Nursing Homes?

The results of the mandatory Federal state surveys of most nursing homes are published by Medicare in the form of a comparison tool on its website. Medicare's Nursing Home Compare site also offers additional useful information for rating nursing homes, including rankings and state-by-state contact information.

Medicare only publishes results for nursing homes that are Medicare and Medicaid-certified. While this covers most homes, a few homes are state-certified. In those instances, results are published directly by the state, usually on its official website. The Medicare website provides links for these websites, along with contact information for the regulatory body for each state and a means of filing electronic complaints.