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NYS Unveils New Nursing Home Profile Web Site

Newsday.com reports: “A new Web site ranks nursing homes in New York state on measures including whether residents were depressed, physically restrained or spent most of their time in bed.

The updated Nursing Home Profile, found at www.nyhealth.gov, also lets users access inspection reports and a home’s history of complaints.

Other measures include the percentage of residents who were given flu vaccines and whose need for help with daily activities has gone up. The 19 quality measures were not previously listed on the site.

The measures are based on a five-star ranking system. Homes are ranked relative to other nursing homes in the state and are not compared to nursing homes nationally.

The Web site also lets users find nursing homes that provide special services like adult day care. Users can also search for homes by zip code or region.”

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