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94 percent of for-profit nursing ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:17pm

94 percent of for-profit nursing homes were cited compared to 88% of non profit.  163 nursing facilites will receive an extra effort in the monitoring end of things, this is scary.

For profit numbers somewhat indicate there’s more interest in a dollar than healthcare, but all together, look at these numbers, they are huge with 20% of the complaints involving neglect of patients, like one video recently shown on the web where a person died while the workers played cards on the video tape.  BD 

WASHINGTON — More than 90 percent ofnursing homeswere cited for violations of federal health and safety standards last year, and for-profit homes were more likely to have problems than other types of nursing homes, federal investigators say in a report issued on Monday.

Problems included infected bedsores, medication mix-ups, poor nutrition and abuse and neglect of patients.

Inspectors received 37,150 complaints about conditions in nursing homes last year, and they substantiated 39 percent of them, the report said . About one-fifth of the complaints verified by federal and state authorities involved the abuse or neglect of patients.

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