Jill Tucker, RN says:

“This data-driven site was recently launched to provide information about nursing homes nationwide. Most importantly it details penalties and deficiencies cited by regulators over the past three years. This is an effective tool to begin the difficult search for the best nursing home care for you or a loved one. But of course any final decision about a home should include a visit from all parties for an up-close-and-personal assessment.”
Nursing Home Inspect: Find Nursing Home Problems in Your State

Projects.propublica.org  December 17, 2012