Paul DeBruicker is the founder and CEO of Plain Proof. Paul is an experienced engineer, with a background in creating real solutions for real problems, from coconut fueled power plants to smokeless wood-burning stoves to software that fills an existing need (versus creating one you didn't know you had). When he's not building useful things, Paul is a globetrotter, hiker, and a friend to the people he meets along the way.
Most nursing home comparison and analysis sites (Nursing Home Compare, USNews, A Place For Mom etc etc etc) only show you the most recent quality and inspection data for the facilities you're interested in.
Data as of 90-180 days ago.
If they're keeping things up-to-date.
If you want to know whether a nursing home has been good (or bad) for years, you can't.
On those platforms.
To see whether they've done well or poorly (on their own and/or relative to neighboring facilities) over the past few years you have to know a ton about nursing homes and a ton about large data analysis, and make time to make the comparison plots.
Maybe their plots look like a roller coaster track (which means they're inconsistent).
Maybe their plots are as flat as a board (which can indicate they have good, repeatable processes for delivering care).
We've made this platform to help you see whether a facility is a consistent performer. And where they're getting better (or worse!) through time.
Both on their own and relative to neighboring facilities.
So that when you need to find a good facility you can find one thats been good consistently. Not just right now.
And if you manage a facility we can help you find places to improve and ideas to market to doctors and hospitals so that when you're good, people in your community know it.