Study Links for-profit Nursing Homes With Increased Risk of Neglect

A recent study in the International Journal of Experimental, Clinical, Behavioural and Technological Gerontology concluded that residents of for-profit skilled-nursing facilities are “diagnosed with substantially more clinical signs of neglect than patients residing in not-for-profit facilities and low-functioning, community-dwelling patients.”   Methodology   The study, led by Lee Friedman, an associate professor in the University…

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Nursing Home Quality: Self-Serving Stars Equals Neglected Residents

The Five Star Quality Rating System Skilled Nursing Facilities and other long-term care establishments are required to meet certain levels of staffing by the Federal government to help ensure a resident’s highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. However, this does not mean that a nursing home cannot staff beyond these requirements—indeed if the needs…

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For-Profit Nursing Homes : Consequences of the For-Profit Trend

Revenue over Residents Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are tasked with promoting a resident’s highest level of well-being. When this mission is overshadowed by the desire to increase profits, residents of these facilities are the ones who suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, it is becoming commonplace for once non-profit nursing homes to be bought…

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