(CNN)When CNN published a report revealing widespread sexual abuse and assault in nursing homes, many people asked the same question: Why isn't more being done to stop it?
There's no way to know about abuse that goes unreported. But you can look up the name of a nursing home in federal inspection data and see whether it has been cited for sexual abuse or other issues in the past three years. Here's how:
1. Go to the federal Nursing Home Compare website to look up facilities by name or location.
2. On the first page of results, you will see a star rating for the facility based on factors such as staffing levels. A history of abuse or other inspection problems will typically be reflected in the "health inspection" rating.
3. Click on the health inspection rating to see a summary of the facility's most recent inspection.
4. From here, click on "View all health inspections." For details, go to a specific date and click "View full report."
5. From the main profile page for the facility, click on "Penalties" to see if an inspection resulted in fines or payment denials.