The Aging and People with Disabilities program wants you to know that the first version of a new website search tool to help consumers research long-term care provider licensing and compliance information is now available.

This search tool replaces a previous website that was more complex to use and limited in terms of information available.  The new website makes it possible for consumers to search for care providers by location, type of setting (such as nursing facility, assisted living/residential care or adult foster home) and whether the facility accepts Medicaid or Medicare.  The new site also provides information about each facility’s licensing compliance history, including substantiated complaints and incidents of abuse, survey/inspection reports and the penalty amount assessed for violations. 

Even as we work to improve the tool, it should never be used as a single means of researching a facility or other care option. It’s also not the best place to start a search.We strongly encourage anyone who is considering a long-term care facility to start by visiting the Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon website and participating in the options counseling process with the trained professionals in our service locations.  Once a consumer narrows down the list of facilities he or she is considering, the search tool is a good way to explore a provider’s compliance history.