The Ohio Department of Aging recently conducted a survey of the quality of different retirement homes and, after the results were released, many facilities have started to rapidly gear their services to the findings, according to The Chillicothe Gazette.
"I am very pleased that Ohio's nursing homes are using the information provided in this and similar surveys to improve the care and services they are providing for their consumers," Beverly Laubert, a long-term care expert, told the news source.
"We are transforming the state's long-term care system into one in which consumers can expect excellence and person-centered care."
The two key questions of the survey asked residents whether they liked their facility and if they would recommend the community to a family member or friend.
This rating system could also help retirees select which senior living option is best for them, as it assigns everything onto a recognizable scale where each facility is rated from 1 to 100.
Many older adults are looking for these kinds of comprehensive comparisons - the Long Term Care Guide of Ohio, which includes the survey, receives about 5,000 visitors each month.