When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in the state of Missouri:
- Assisted living records in Missouri are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.
- The frequency of required inspections in Missouri is tied for highest in the nation.
HOW TO ACCESS RECORDS
- Visit Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services site: Show Me Long Term Care
- Enter a county, city or zip code to begin your search.
- Click a name of a community to be taken to its provider page.
- Inspections reports, complaint investigations and other records are available at the bottom of the provider page.
- The inspections and complaint record listings are clickable, allowing you to learn details about inspections and complaints.
Missouri Accessibility Criteria
Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
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|1||Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form?||Yes|
|2||If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently?||Yes|
|3||If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable?||Yes|
|4||Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online?||Yes|
|5||If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days]||Yes|
|6||If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities?||No|
|7||If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all?||Yes|
|8||Is information about special licensing for care shown?||Yes or N/A|
|10||Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]?||Yes|
|11||Administrator / Contact name shown?||Yes|
|12||State may fine facility?||Yes|
|13||Frequency of inspections?||Every 6 months|
|14||Website includes pricing of facility?||No|