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Ratings not whole ranking when it comes to nursing homes

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Dear Readers: Many of you read the recent articles about the new Medicare ranking system for nursing homes. I'm sure some of you were surprised and even upset by local ratings.


For years, there have been private Web sites that have compared nursing homes, most using the county or state Web sites as a resource. I've shaken my head in wonder, as I know many of our local nursing homes well and often they didn't look nearly as good as they are, if people only went by these ratings.

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