Specialized Information for:

Nursing HomesAssisted Living/Board & Care Home and Community Based Services

Government Reports

Compliance Review of the State of Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Administration on Aging (September 2011)

Poorly Performing Nursing Homes: Special Focus Facilities Are Often Improving, but CMS’s Program Could Be Strengthened, U.S. Government Office of Accountability (March 2010)

OIG Report: Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Disasters: 2007–2010
Federal regulations require that Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and provide employees with emergency preparedness training. In a 2006 report about nursing homes that experienced hurricanes, the OIG found emergency plans lacked many provisions recommended by experts. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance checklists for emergency planning of health care facilities, long-term care (LTC) ombudsman programs, and State survey agencies (SA). The OIG conducted the above study to assess emergency preparedness and response of nursing homes that experienced more recent disasters.

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