If you’ve ever wondered about the nursing home that cares for a loved one, there’s a new and easy way to check its regulatory record.
ProPublica, a national nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative journalism, has created this online tool to view federal sanctions against nursing homes across the country.
The reports, which cover the past three years, are taken from the U.S. Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that conducts the inspections. Deficiencies are ranked on a scale of A to L, with A being the most minor violation and L the most serious.
A quick search of Roanoke nursing homes shows a number with violations, but none of them in the J to L range, which would indicate an immediate and serious threat to resident health or safety.