U.S. Nursing Home Information and Registry

Topic/focus: Healthcare Facilities and Services
Year(s): Current
Source: MemberoftheFamily.net
Study and sample characteristics: Individual reports based on government surveys
Universe: United States nursing homes
Variables: n/a
Access: Publically available
Cost: Free
Key web links: MemberoftheFamily.net
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary: The U.S. Nursing Home Information and Registry (MemberoftheFamily.net) provides information on about 16,000 U.S. nursing homes, including easy-to-understand reports based on recent government surveys. We also compile a National Watch List of homes cited for violations or that have substantiated complaints made against them and we maintain an Honor Roll of places found to be deficiency-free. Below is a description of events that led to the founding of MemberoftheFamily.net, followed by comments from site users. One of the site’s most useful sections is the National Watch List of all the nursing homes in the country that have been cited in government reports for causing "Actual Harm," Severity Code "G" or higher. We have also added a Registry of U.S. Nursing Homes, which lists all the Medicare-and Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the country.