Deficiencies, investigations at nursing homes available in new database
Reports of deficiencies in nursing homes across the country — including several in Washtenaw County — are now available in a friendlier format to review thanks to a new online database compiled by the independent, non-profit investigative journalism organization ProPublica.
Offenses in the database, called Nursing Home Inspect are ranked by alphabet letters from the least severe “A” to the most severe “J.”
ProPublica collated recent inspection data from the federal government’s official nursing home website, most of which have been completed since January 2011.
According to the 2010 Census, about 1.5 million people live in nursing homes in the U.S. The Nursing Home Inspect database reveals 118,000 deficiencies cited at 14,565 nursing homes to date.
Incident reports and investigations can be reviewed at length, with certain details omitted to protect the identity of the people involved. Keywords and locations can be searched.
Numerous offenses are listed for several nursing homes in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea and Saline, including the following:
- Whitehall Healthcare Center of Ann Arbor
- Heartland Health Care Center of Ann Arbor
- Riverview Manor, Dexter
- Chelsea Retirement Community
- Evangelical Home, Saline
- Bortz Health Care of Ypsilanti
- Superior Woods Healthcare Center, Ypsilanti
- The Gilbert Residence, Ypsilanti