SOUTH GLENDALE — Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Thursday unveiled a new nursing home grading system at a gathering inside Windsor Manor in Glendale.
Effective in January, a new state law will require senior facilities across the state to post the nursing home grading report issued by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in plain sight.
While all nursing homes must meet state and federal licensing guidelines, the five-star quality rating system grades the level of service provided by the facility — one star for "much below average" to five stars for "much above average."
The rating system covers quality of medical care, staffing levels, food services, sanitation and fire safety, officials said. A new rating is issued roughly every two years.
"Every family, every resident will know before they enter the quality of care they will be receiving," Antonovich said at the news conference at the senior living community Windsor Manor in South Glendale.