Ohio debuts nursing home comparison website

A new website allows users to compare active nursing homes in Ohio by their quality of care and other measurements.
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Ohio launched a new online map on Wednesday that allows users to compare active nursing homes in the state by quality of care and other metrics in order to make the process of choosing a care facility for themselves or a loved one more convenient.

The new website was created by the state’s InnovateOhio program based on a recommendation from a task force convened by Gov. Mike DeWine to improve nursing home care throughout the state. The website allows users to search by location or name of a facility and compare staffing ratios, specialty services and the number of health and safety violations facilities have received. 

“It is our hope that, in addition to providing increased transparency and convenience to Ohioans, the new online navigator will also incentivize nursing homes to continue reaching higher to deliver the very best quality of care and quality of life possible to benefit our state’s nursing home residents and those who love and care for them,” Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department and Aging, said in a press release. 

It also includes data on the number of beds at each facility, as well as resident and family satisfaction scores. By using the side-by-side comparison feature, users can preview two facilities on the mobile version and three on larger devices.

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