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ATTENTION: ASSIST will be taken offline to perform a major upgrade on Jan. 31, 2020, at 4 PM and will last until Feb. 1, 2020, at 2 PM.
You must complete and submit any in-progress applications by Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. or the application will be lost.
The purpose of licensing and certification of long term care facilities is to ensure that those facilities provide a high quality of care and quality of life to their residents. The Licensing and Certification Section is responsible for:
The Division of Health Care Quality issues a survey report to each long term care facility at the conclusion of the Division’s annual and/or complaint/incident surveys of the facility. For annual (and some complaint/incident) inspections, nursing homes that are certified to receive Medicare and/or Medicaid are issued two reports, one for the Federal survey and one for the State survey. Facilities that only have a State license receive just the State survey report. For a copy of a survey report, please contact the Division’s New Castle County office.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a website that gives detailed information about the past performance of every nursing home that is certified to receive Medicare and/or Medicaid. The website, called Nursing Home Compare, is https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html?.