Nursing Homes Referred By Hospitals Are Not Guaranteed Quality

Patients in some hospitals are experiencing poor nursing home care post hospital care. The patients are being referred to nursing homes affiliated with the hospitals at which they were treated. The problem is that some of the nursing homes have low quality care ratings. 

One patient that was referred to a nursing home affiliated with a hospital after a hip surgery. The nursing home only had a 1 star rating. The patient died of an obstructed bowel. The family was never told the nursing home had a one star rating, or that the facility had been cited by the state health department many times. For more, read the story.