Grades for nursing homes up online

I’m heading to Downtown L.A. later this afternoon for a press conference about the county placing the ratings of area nursing homes on its Web site.

County Supervisor Michael Antonovich — who also pushed for the county’s restaurant grading system — is the man behind the idea. So if you’re looking for a nursing home, not only can you find the information on the county’s Web site, but you can now also see how they fared in the federal government’s five-star rating system.

This comes days after state regulators announced they would be fining Casa Bonita Convalescent Hospital in San Dimas $121,000 after the death of one of their patients.

Here’s the county’s Web site…