Nationwide, nearly 15,000 nursing homes accept benefits and payments from Medicare and Medicaid. Nearly 10,000 of these homes are for-profit facilities, 4,000 are non-profit, and 1,000 are government-owned. Overall, most facilities average between 100-199 beds, and the next highest percentage of nursing homes average 50-99 beds. Facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid must follow stringent guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). To be eligible to receive these benefits and funding, they must agree to be subject to inspections by CMS investigators and employees.
When it comes to evaluating a nursing home for a loved one, data regarding inspections is publicly available. Inspection results can be accessed online. Facilities in all states are rated on numerous factors, such as Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures. Below are common violations for nursing home facilities.