Thursday, January 20, 2011

Aging Dept. Touts Nursing Homes' Use of Survey Data | The Chillicothe Gazette |

Sometimes, when results of a survey of one type or another is released, they get immediate lip service but never really change anything.

The Ohio Department of Aging, however, indicated its pleasure this week that nursing homes across the state have been taking a more active role in using state survey data to alter the industry.

"I am very pleased that Ohio's nursing homes are using the information provided in this and similar surveys to improve the care and services they are providing for their consumers," said Beverly Laubert, the state's long-term care ombudsman. "Working together with facilities, residents, residents' families and advocates, we are transforming the state's long-term care system into one in which consumers can expect excellence and person-centered care." Continue Reading
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