Nursing Home Week begins on Mother's Day The observance of National Nursing Home Week will begin on Mother's Day, May 9, and continue through May 15. This year's theme "Embracing Our Heritage" calls on residents, family members, caregivers, and volunteers to reflect on the past and to contemplate the future by participating in special group activities at nursing homes.
The states' Quality Improvement Organization for Medicare, the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, has been working with nursing homes to help implement the Nursing Home Quality Initiative.
As part of its initiative, CMS has developed a set of measures to gauge the quality of care. Consumers can compare the quality of nursing home care in their area by logging on to www.medicare.gov and clicking on Nursing Home Compare or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE(1-800-633-4227) for a report.