When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. Public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in the state of Ohio:
- Ohio has above average transparency into assisted living records and a generally good website for looking into these records.
- Ohio is one of a handful of states that do not have the authority to fine an assisted living community.
HOW TO ACCESS RECORDS
- Visit Ohio’s Health Facilities Division website to search for records of assisted living providers. Select Health Care Provider Real-Time Information to get started.
- From the search form select “Residential Care or Assisted Living” as the provider type.
- Ohio’s Long Term Consumer Guide contains information about providers, including a numbered grading system for inspection results.
Update: January 2018
Ohio 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]||No|
|6||If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities?||Yes|
|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|
|10||Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]?||Yes|
|11||Administrator / Contact name shown?||Yes|
|12||State may fine facility?||No|
|13||Frequency of inspections?||Every 12 months|
|14||Website includes pricing of facility?||No|