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Learning More About Your Nursing Home: Medicare Website, Part 1

One of the best websites around for accessing valuable information about your particular nursing home is Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare site.  Quickly, you can access information about: the overall stared rating of the the facility, number of inspections, number of deficiencies, staffing levels and fire safety violations.  Moreover, you can importantly access information on specific facilities by geographic location.

Below, I’ve assembled information from the Medicare site regarding Alden Nursing Homes in the Chicagoland area.

Alden Facility Overall Rating Health Inspections Total # of Deficiencies Nursing Home Staffing RN Staff Only Total # of Licensed Nurse Staff Hours/Resident/Day Fire Safety Inspections
Alma Nelson 1/5 1/5 18 2/5 2/5 1 hour, 17 minutes 7
Des Plaines 5/5 4/5 2 5/5 5/5 2 hours, 34 minutes 0
Barrington 4/5 4/5 2 3/5 4/5 1 hour, 49 minutes 1
Evanston 5/5 4/5 2 5/5 5/5 4 hours, 7 minutes 2
Naperville 3/5 2/5 6 2/5 3/5 1 hour, 7 minutes 11
Skokie 4/5 3/5 2 5/5 5/5 2 hours, 30 minutes 2
Lakeland 2/5 2/5 6 3/5 5/5 1 hour, 25 minutes 3
Lincoln 1/5 1/5 16 1/5 2/5 1 hour, 1 minute 2
Long Grove 1/5 2/5 9 2/5 4/5 1 hour, 14 minutes 4
North Shore 3/5 3/5 11 3/5 4/5 1 hour, 48 minutes 1
Northmoor 4/5 4/5 9 2/5 3/5 1 hour, 2 minutes 1
Waterford 4/5 3/5 5 4/5 5/5 1 hour, 38 minutes 11
Orland Park 2/5 2/5 11 2/5 3/5 1 hour,17 minutes 0
Park Strathmoor 1/5 2/5 15 1/5 2/5 1 hour,12 minutes 11
Poplar Creek 3/5 3/5 6 2/5 4/5 1 hour, 10 minutes 3
Princeton 2/5 1/5 17 3/5 3/5 1 hour, 19 minutes 1
Terrace of McHenry 1/5 1/5 22 2/5 4/5 1 hour, 8 minutes 13
Town Manor 1/5 1/5 28 2/5 3/5 1 hour, 14 minutes 1
Valley Ridge 2/5 2/5 6 2/5 3/5 1 hour, 9 minutes 1
Wentworth 2/5 1/5 9 1/5 1/5 55 minutes 2

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