Potter Burnett Law recognizes the importance of placing your loved one in the best possible nursing home. Below are some useful web links to help you and your family avoid the unnecessary and unfortunate event of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect. Utilize the web resources below to locate a skilled nursing facility or identify which Maryland nursing homes rank poorly.

Propublica

Use this tool to compare nursing homes in a state based on the deficiencies cited by regulators and the penalties imposed in the past three years.

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Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare Tool

Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.  A nursing home is a place for people who can’t be cared for at home and need 24-hour nursing care.

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The Maryland Department of Aging – Ombudsman Program

The Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities. Use this resource to find an Ombudsman in Maryland.

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Office of Healthcare Quality

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is the agency within the Maryland Department of Health charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland’s health care facilities and community-based programs. mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Maryland’s citizens and to ensure there is public confidence in the health care and community service delivery systems.

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Obtaining Guardianship or Opening an Estate

Amendments to Title 10 of the Maryland Rules have gone into effect changing how courts manage guardianships under Title 13 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

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The Office of the Register of Wills for Maryland offers interactive forms needed when handling wills and estates. These helpful forms can be completed online or printed, completed and returned.

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