Medicare cracks down on Standards for Nursing Home Care.

Last week saw the star rating of almost a third of the nation’s nursing home fall, as federal officials made adjustments after criticism was aimed at them for inaccurate and inflated numbers.

The decision was made in hopes that it would aid consumers in making the difficult choice between home care providers a little easier. It is also hoped that this move will spur nursing homes into making improvements in facilities and care.

The website Nursing Home Compare saw a fall from 80% of the homes listed receiving a four or a five star rating, to just over half.

Last year The New York Times, reported that the rating system was relying on unverified information, leading to home with documented histories of quality problems earing top ratings.

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