Pennsylvania nursing homes have received a failing grade from a national advocacy group.
Families for Better Care issued its findings Monday. The group based its report card on eight measures collected by the federal government, including the number of problems found during government inspections, staffing levels and the number of verified complaints.
Pennsylvania received an F and ranked 46th among the states, down from 32nd in 2014, the last year the Families for Better Care's released a report card. Pennsylvania received a D in 2014.
Zach Shamberg, the CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association that represents nursing homes, said the report card is based on 2017 data. He said Pennsylvania nursing homes showed significant improvement in a few measures last year, including the number of homes with severe deficiencies.