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Choosing a Nursing Home
We hope that these report card summaries assist the public in making informed choices when considering a nursing home for placement. We caution that no one tool or document can adequately assess the appropriateness of a nursing home for a potential placement. The information provided in the Nursing Home Report Cards cannot substitute for a personal visit and thorough review of a nursing home when choosing a facility for yourself or a loved one. Consumers should always visit each facility they are considering and spend time touring the facility and talking with residents, families, and staff members. To get more information and tips on choosing a nursing home click on this link Choosing a Nursing Home.
The Indiana State Department of Health is providing Report Cards for all certified nursing facilities within the State of Indiana. Because survey results are technical in nature, they are sometimes difficult for consumers to interpret. In an effort to make survey results more available and understandable, a summary and scoring system was created for presenting key survey results, called the "Nursing Home Report Card.". This system was developed by the Indiana State Department of Health in conjunction with the Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and the Indiana Health Care Association, which represent nursing facility providers throughout Indiana.
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The information and procedures set forth in this web site are subject to constant change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study of the matters covered by the web site. Further, all information and procedures contained herein should be very carefully reviewed and should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.
It is important to note that the report cards are updated every two weeks and the data presented is aged approximately two weeks before being published. The aging of the data is required to insure that confidential survey information is not made public before it is legally allowed. Therefore, the data contained in the report cards is approximately one month old.
In addition to being aware of the dates and the age of the data, it is important to understand that the majority of the data for every facility is manually entered into a database which leaves the potential for human error. If an error was made by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), it will be immediately corrected in the database and the web page upon discovery. The facilities and the public are encouraged to notify the ISDH of any discrepancies found in the data presented in order to improve our overall data quality. However, before contacting ISDH, please consider the age and date of the data. Comments and corrections can be e-mailed to ISDH at Providers@isdh.in.gov.
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