New Helpful Tool: Ohio Nursing Home Quality Navigator

Making informed decisions when selecting a nursing home for yourself or a loved one in Ohio has just gotten easier! The Ohio Nursing Home Navigator is now available and packed with valuable information, courtesy of the Ohio Department of Aging.

Ohio Nursing Home Navigator

In 2023, the Ohio Governor’s Nursing Home Quality and Accountability Task Force discovered that 68% of Ohioans say that they lack the information needed to make decisions about their loved ones’ care. Residents and families expressed difficulty in accessing key information, which is often spread across multiple sources and challenging to comprehend. Thus, the Ohio Nursing Home Navigator was born.

What is the Ohio Nursing Home Navigator?

Free and accessible to all Ohioans, the Nursing Home Navigator is a user-friendly online tool which allows users to search and compare nursing homes across Ohio. Users can filter nursing homes based on various criteria and access detailed information about each facility. They can also easily compare multiple nursing homes at the same time.

Access the Ohio Nursing Home Navigator

What is the goal of the Nursing Home Navigator?

The program aims to provide transparency and accessibility to information about long-term care facilities to help Ohioans make the best possible decisions for themselves or their loved ones. It encourages individuals and families to carefully consider their options and choose a nursing home that meets their specific needs and preferences.

What kind of information can you find on the Nursing Home Navigator?

The Navigator provides data for each facility, including:

  • Address and phone number
  • Number of beds
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating
  • Resident and family satisfaction survey scores
  • Staffing data
  • Facility-provided information, such as whether the facility allows pets, alcohol, or smoking, any religious affiliation, and what special care services it might offer.

Users can instantly share facility contact information with their loved ones, and also do a direct, side-by-side comparison of selected nursing homes.

Click here for a quick tutorial of the main features of the Nursing Home Navigator: Nursing Home Quality Navigator Instructional Video

What other resources are available as part of the Navigator website?

In addition to the Navigator tool, the website offers additional resources to help users make informed decisions about nursing home care. These resources include guides on selecting a nursing home, understanding quality ratings, and navigating the long-term care system in Ohio.

Navigating the complicated landscape of long-term care can be stressful and overwhelming. If you or a loved one has questions about how to select a facility or has sustained a nursing home injury or abuse, I would invite you to call my office today to schedule a free consultation to learn how I can use my extensive experience to help you.

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