Mar 27, 2015

Aftermath of Tragedy: New York City's Lowest-Rated Nursing Homes

Quality care in nursing homes is largely defined by the nurses and nurse assistants on staff. They perform such critical tasks as feeding and bathing elderly residents, dispensing medications and ensuring that frail residents avoid bedsore wounds. A comprehensive federal study conducted in 2006 concluded that staff shortages dramatically impair the health and safety of nursing home residents. Yet...

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