Five Star Ratings for Rehab/Skilled Nursing Facilities

It appears Medicare is starting a rating system for 5 star skilled facilities. Many of us do not feel the 5 star rating system has been a meaningful tool as we don’t understand how a facility with a two star in staffing is still qualified as a five star facility. If there is understaffing, how can 5 star care be given. However, this does seem to be a new tool for consumers, now if we can just make it work as it is meant to. No facility should have a five star rating with a two stars in staffing. Article here

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