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Medicare Ratings of Nursing Homes Found to Be Misleading and Lacking Regulation

For the past five years, Medicare has assigned ratings to nursing homes that reflect hotel style ratings. The star-based rating gives only one-fifth of the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes five stars. A recent examination by The New York Times revealed that in many cases these ratings are based on incomplete information and may be misleading or simply false.

The Medicare ratings are heavily relied upon by the public but were found to be largely ...

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Nursing Home Statistics Show Many Lack Proper Nurse Personnel

It has recently been brought to the public’s attention that many nursing homes are not being staffed with qualified registered nurses (RNs) at all times. Rather, some homes have RNs on duty for only a portion of the day in a setting where a life threatening crisis can happen at any hour. An article in The New York Times brings to light political uproar about a 1987 federal law which required that registered nurses only be ...

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