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Nursing Home Star Ratings: The nursing home ratings system known as Oklahoma's Focus on Excellence uses multiple metrics to score each nursing home on a level of one (lowest) through five (highest). The nursing home ratings are based on 9 separate "Metric Rating Factors." A complete description and explanation of the Rating Factors is available on the Program Metrics page. Stars on the site are achieved by facilities participating and completing 9 quality measures, each with their own set target. Star ratings can be viewed as an overall rating or a specific metric rating. The Stars are the consumers' tool to identify which areas may be important and significant to the family, consumer and/or loved one. Each quality measure will have a star rating from one to five.

Our History: Focus on Excellence, is the OHCA program designed to measure and ensure the integrity, quality and overall wellness of consumers and LTC facilities. The Focus on Excellence program began July 1, 2007. All Oklahoma Long Term Care Facilities are eligible to participate in the program. Facilities have the availability to participate in 1-9 metrics.

Our Mission: To allow nursing facilities that are established and rooted in Oklahoma the opportunity to achieve above and beyond the standard level of care required by regulations. This program is goal oriented to enrich nursing facilities' overall quality of care and life.

Our Vision: All Oklahoma Long Term Care facilities will earn incentive awards and Oklahoma will have the top-rated care in nursing facilities across the nation. This will enhance not only the nursing facilities and their employees, but the lives of Oklahomans and their families.

Search Feature: There are several different options you have to begin your search. You can use the "Quick Search" if you want a list of all nursing homes or you know the name of a nursing home and want to see their ratings. You can use options one and two in order to do a search by city and zip code or specific searches based on Rating Factor criteria.

Perform a search based on city, zip code and miles.

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Select a rating factor that is most important to you and click the "one" button. Then select the second and third rating factors and click the next button.

A complete explanation of the Rating Factors are displayed on the Program Metrics page.

Person Centered Care
Leadership Commitment
Distance Learning Program
Peer Mentoring Program
Resident/Family Satisfaction
Employee Satisfaction
CNA Retention
Licensed Nurse Retention
Direct Care Staffing
Overall Star Rating

The Focus on Excellence Ratings System does not replace the individual's duty (and/or the family's duty) to physically inspect the prospect facility, make direct contact with caregivers in the prospect facility, and use individual judgment in deciding nursing home placement.

The Focus on Excellence Rating System is a program for facilities that have a Medicaid contract. Thus, the Ratings System does neither rate facilities that do not volunteer data or facilities that do not have Medicaid contracts. While these two types of facilities are small in number, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority makes no representations about the care in these facilities.

Finally, individuals and family members should note that care conditions in facilities can change rapidly. While the Oklahoma Health Care Authority has designed its ratings system in part to take into account these potential rapid changes (its system rates homes four times a year), individuals and families should take note of this issue.

last updated: 10/14/14, performance data Q2-2014