Nursing Home Quality

Since 2002, Healthcare Quality Reports has published information on the quality of care administered by nursing homes, including data on resident and family satisfaction and care outcomes. If you know in advance that you or a family member will need nursing home care, this information can help you compare nursing homes and choose among them. You can also visit nursing homes or ask friends and family for their thoughts and experiences.

  • Inspections: The Office of Facilities Regulation inspects nursing homes to ensure that they adhere to state and federal standards. You can contact us to learn more about a facilityís inspection results.
  • Quality of Care: Our Healthcare Quality Reporting Program publishes reports comparing the quality of care provided by different nursing homes. Use the reports to learn about the outcomes that residents at different nursing homes experience and how often they get health conditions that good care may prevent.
    People who work at nursing homes can help protect patients from infection by getting the flu shot or other flu vaccine every year. This Nursing Home Employee Flu Vaccination Report shows how often nursing home employees get a flu vaccine, so higher percentages are better.
    The Healthcare Quality Reporting Program has developed a Nursing Home Summary Report to help you compare Nursing Homes and choose among them. You may also want to ask your doctor, friends and family members for their thoughts and experiences.more
  • Satisfaction: Learn what residents and families say about their experiences with Rhode Island nursing homes by viewing satisfaction survey results. more Understandin the Report
  • Medicare Quality: Medicare publishes additional information about the quality of care provided by Medicare-certified nursing homes.