Information on the quality of care provided in long-term care facilities in Oklahoma is now available online at no cost.
Consumers can visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health Web site and view or print inspection surveys and other public records of adult day care centers, assisted living centers, intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation, nursing facilities and residential care homes.
The site allows consumers to see reports on these facilities even before they are posted on the national Nursing Home Compare Web site.
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If you're freezing bed bug-infested items to kill the little critters, make sure you keep those items frozen for at least two days, and up to four days, depending on your freezer's temperature. That's the takeaway of a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, which examined the ability of bed bugs to survive cold and freezing temperatures. Bed bugs are able to survive the cold by lowering the freezing point of their own fluids.