Nursing home watch lists

  • Florida’s Nursing Home Watch List: Published daily by Florida’s Agency for Health Administration, the watch list chronicles those nursing homes that 1) repeatedly fail to meet the state’s minimum nursing home standards or 2) have filed for bankruptcy protection. Nursing homes remain on the watch list for 30 months.
  • Special Focus Facility List: The national nursing home watch list maintained by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that is updated monthly.

Nursing home profitability

  • GAO-11-571 Nursing Homes (July 2011) Private Investment Homes Sometimes Differed from Others in Deficiencies, Staffing, and Financial Performance
  • GAO-10-70 Nursing Homes (November 2009) Addressing the Factors Underlying Understatement of Serious Care Problems Requires Sustained CMS and State Commitment
  • At Many Homes, More Profit and Less Nursing: NY Times (September 2007)

Nursing home enforcement and deficiencies

  • GAO-20-259T Nursing Homes (November 2019) Better Oversight Needed to Protect Residents from Abuse
  • REPORT 19-112 Arizona Auditor General (September 2019) A Performance Audit and Sunset Review of the Arizona Department of Health Services
  • GAO-19-433 Nursing Homes (July 2019) Imporved Oversight Needed to Better Protect Residents
  • GAO-18-694T Nursing Home Quality (September 2018) Continued Improvements Needed in CMS's Data and Oversight
  • Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2009 through 2016 by Kaiser Family Foundation and University of California San Francisco (April 2018)
  • GAO-12-214 Nursing Home Quality (February 2012) CMS Should Improve Efforts to Monitor Implementation of the Quality Indicator Survey
  • GAO-09-689 Nursing Homes (August 2009) CMS’s Special Focus Facility Methodology Should Better Target the Most Poorly Performing Homes, Which Tended to Be Chain Affiliated and For-Profit
  • GAO-07-241 Nursing Homes (March 2007) Efforts to Strengthen Federal Enforcement Have Not Deterred Some Homes from Repeatedly Harming Residents
  • GAO-06-117 Nursing Homes (December 2005) Despite Increased Oversight, Challenges Remain in Ensuring High-Quality Care and Resident Safety
  • GAO-02-312 Nursing Homes (March 2002) More Can Be Done to Protect Residents from Abuse

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Florida Assisted Living Facility Resources

Assisted Living Facilities

  • OEI-09-08-00360 Office of Inspector General (December 2012) Home and Community-Based Services in Assisted Living Facilities
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