Don't Let Grandma Move Into a 1-Star Nursing Home!
In LA County our restaurants and food trucks get graded, and now so will our nursing homes. Supervisor Michael Antonovich (also behind the County's restaurant grades) behind a new state law that goes into effect January 1, 2011 that requires nursing homes to publicly display their federal five-star rating. The rating system was set up in 2008.
Signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger, Assembly Bill 215 is meant to help the consumer make an informed choice about elder care. "This posting system provides vital information for families to make informed decisions about the care for their loved ones and provides incentives for facility operators to establish and maintain high-quality standards of care and compliance," said Antonovich in a release issued today.