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Michigan Nursing Homes Fail Seniors

By Olivia Lewis Source: Battle Creek Enquirer Nine Calhoun County Nursing Homes Cited Severe Deficiencies A new report ranks Michigan near the bottom in nursing home quality of care, with nearly 99 percent of its homes cited for severe deficiencies since 2010. Nine of those nursing homes are in Calhoun County, according to the report […]

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NY’s Nursing Homes Earn Failing Grade

Source: North County Gazette New York ranks near the bottom in nursing home quality of care, reports Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group. The group published the nation’s first-ever state-by-state nursing home report card by analyzing eight federal measures to gauge nursing home quality.  New York’s nursing home care was […]

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Illinois Nursing Homes Get Failing Grade

By John Gregory Source: WBGZ/Alton Daily News Illinois nursing homes are getting a failing grade in a new report.  Illinois was ranked 42nd out of all states in the quality of care at nursing homes, according to a state-by-state report card published by the group Families for Better Care. The group’s director, Brian Lee, says […]

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KSLA News 12 Editorial: Nursing Home Alert

By James Smith Source: KSLA If you are considering a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, you need to be aware of a new study. Louisiana and Texas are both ranked near the bottom in the country in overall nursing home care. On the Families for Better Care map, the states in red […]

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Higher Staffing Levels Mean Better Quality, Report Card Finds

By Lois Bowers Source: Long-Term Living Magazine Staffing levels and quality care are directly linked, according to a new analysis of nursing homes by Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group. “The data reflect what academicians, residents, families and ombudsmen have heralded for years: The higher the staffing levels, the better the […]

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New State Ranking for Skilled Nursing Facilities

By Steve Monroe Source: Senior Care Investor If you want to buy or sell a skilled nursing facility, you may want to tune in to our webinar this Thursday. But if you know someone who is moving into a skilled nursing facility, there was a new report that came out ranking all 50 states based […]

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Oklahomans Must Address Nursing Homes’ Needs

By Charles Clark Source: Tulsa World In the next 15 years, one in five Oklahomans will be age 65 or older. That’s a startling statistic considering that the state’s nursing homes just received an “F” rating from Families for Better Care. The organization ranked Oklahoma 48th in the nation in the overall quality of nursing […]

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Florida Leads the Southeast in New Nursing Home Ranking

By Barbara Peters Smith Source: Herald Tribune We’re No. 11! The federal government’s star rating system for nursing homes has led to improvements across they board, proving that transparency works. But because state agencies do the inspections and report their findings to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servies, there hasn’t been a reliable way […]

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Oklahoma’s F on Nursing Home Care Spurs Rally, Study at Capitol

By Barbara Hoberock Source: The Tulsa World About two dozen people rallied on Wednesday at the Capitol to draw attention to what they say is poor care in Oklahoma nursing homes. Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, held an unofficial interim study following the rally after his request for one was turned down by House leadership. […]

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Lawmakers Consider Nursing Home Legislation

By Mick Hinton Source: The Norman Transcript Lawmakers gathered Wednesday at the state Capitol to consider legislation favorable to nursing home owners, while one lawmaker had his own public hearing to decry the possible effect of the legislation. Richard Morrissette, a south Oklahoma City Democrat, said a provision included in proposed legislation would make it […]

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