HEALTHY LIVING

Nursing Home Compare: Get The Stats

08/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

When 81-year-old Sally Darr needed nursing home care after injuring herself in a fall, her family turned to a new federal rating system for help.

The online tool uses movie-review-style ratings -- one to five stars -- to compare homes based on such measures as number of employees, state health inspection results and how many hours of licensed nursing care are provided each day.

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