FAQs Annual Report
About Us Contact Us
Searching the Web for Nursing Home Surveys  
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Nursing Home Database contains information on every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. You can locate nursing homes in your area and find information about compliance with Medicare and Medicaid regulations.

This Web site enables you to get information about nursing homes, including the results of the most recent survey in HCFA's Online Survey, Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) Database. However, the is a certain amount of lag time from when the survey is completed and when it is actually posted on this site.

HCFA's nursing home survey results contain summary information about particular types of problems found in the nursing home. Once you have selected a state, you can search for nursing homes in your area by name, city, zip code or county. If you need help with selecting a nursing home once you have located the ones in your area or would like general information about nursing home care, the following publication may help you.

  • Nursing Homes; Getting Good Care There. This is a paperback book originally issued in 1996 by the National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR). It is a guide for families that already have a relative or friend in a nursing home but, is also helpful to families in choosing a facility. The book describes good care practices, residents' rights and staff responsibilities. It also explains the laws and the government regulations that give you the power to get good care. See:

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 425
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 332-2275


The information contained in this web site applies only to GEORGIA, USA. It is intended only as INFORMATION and does not constitute legal ADVICE, nor does reading, downloading or otherwise using this site create an attorney-client relationship.  Anyone seeking specific legal advice should contact an attorney licensed in the appropriate state, and should never rely upon the information provided herein, or any other web site, for that matter.