LONG TERM CARE: Ohio Gov. Approves Online Facility Guide
Ohioans seeking information about care for their chronically ill or elderly family members have a new place to look: the Internet. Creating a "single source of good information," Gov. Robert Taft (R) yesterday signed a bill that creates an online guide to the state's long term care facilities and nursing homes. "Deciding about a family member's long term care is never easy," the governor said, adding, "This new ... guide will give Ohio families a tremendous advantage." The Department of Aging will draft the guide, which will feature annual surveys of nursing home residents and their relatives and information on each facility's compliance with state health statutes (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/28.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.