Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
January 22, 2009 For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH TO UNVEIL AND DEMONSTRATE THE COUNTY’S
ONLINE NURSING HOME GRADING SYSTEM
The Supervisor Will Discuss his Effort to Require Facilities to Post Grades
WHO: Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor
WHAT: Online nursing home rating system.
WHEN: Friday, January 23, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street, Room #869
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Thomas Guide p. 634, F3)
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – To ensure the health and well-being of the County’s senior population, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Antonovich’s motion to provide the Federal Government’s grading reports of area nursing homes on the Los Angeles County website. The motion also encourages the State to require that nursing homes post their five-star rating issued by the Federal Government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow the consumer to make an informed decision about care.
“This vital information will equip families to make informed decisions about the care for their loved ones. It also provides incentives for facilities to establish higher quality standards and compliance,” said Antonovich.
Supervisor Antonovich is the father of the County’s successful Restaurant Grading system established in 1997.