Nursing Home Study Reveals For-Profit Patients Suffer Neglect At Higher Rate Than Non-Profit

A recent study shows that patients experience a higher rate of neglect at for-profit nursing homes than non-profit nursing homes. The study reviewed 1,150 seniors treated at 5 hospitals in a large city. The treatment involved severe dehydration in residents with feeding tubes, bed sores, broken catheters and improper medication management.

“We saw more — and more serious — diagnoses among residents of for-profit facilities that were consistent with severe clinical signs of neglect,” said an associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences. However, some are challenging the study based on population and demographics. For more, read the story