The Nursing Home Guide lists nursing homes by region and county. The Guide also includes facility-specific comparative information including a star ranking based upon deficiencies cited during inspections. The electronic version of the Guide is updated quarterly and posted on the Agency's web site approximately 45 days after the end of the calendar quarter (by the 15th calendar day of the second month following the end of the calendar quarter).
The Nursing Home Guide includes a Watch List which identifies nursing homes that are operating under bankruptcy protection or met the criteria for a conditional status during the past 30 months. A conditional status indicates that a facility did not meet, or correct upon follow-up, minimum standards at the time of an inspection. Immediate action is taken if a facility poses a threat to resident health or safety. Under Florida law, nursing homes have a right to challenge state sanctions. Facilities challenging a conditional license are noted as under Appeal. Watch List information is subject to change as appeals are processed; information is updated regularly on this web site. Electronic Watch List data is updated daily.
Health Care Facility and Provider Inspection Reports links to copies of regular inspection and complaint inspection reports and Florida Health Finder provides basic information and maps for nursing homes and other health care facilities and providers regulated by the Agency.
The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also publishes a Nursing Home Compare web site that provides additional information to compare nursing homes in Florida and the nation.