It doesn’t matter where you live or what nursing home you are talking about…most nursing homes provide substandard care. Don’t want to believe me…would you believe the Inspector General for the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)?
A memo from the Inspector General for HHS to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed the following bothersome news:
1. In each of the past 3 years, more than 91 percent of nursing homes have been found to be deficient in quality of care, with problems such as abuse, neglect, inadequate staffing, and other medical errors.
2. For-profit nursing homes are more likely to suffer deficiencies than non-profit nursing homes.
My Take: I would give America’s nursing home industry an “F” for patient care.