This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.
State’s Failing Grade for Nursing Home Care is Unconscionable
The Times Editorial Board - Jun 16, 2019
It is, or at least should be, among the highest priorities we as a society can have. But sadly, when it comes to taking care of our most elderly citizens, we continue to fall woefully short of the mark. In a report released last week, Families for Better Care, a national senior citizens advocacy group, gave Pennsylvania nursing homes a failing grade, ranking the state an unacceptable...
Report on Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Raises Concerns about Staffing, Funding
Priscilla Liguori - Jun 13, 2019
The national advocacy group Families for Better Care gave Pennsylvania's nursing homes an F, but not everyone agrees with the state's grade. Families for Better Care says 95% of Pennsylvania's nursing homes were cited for deficiencies. The state's facilities were ranked 46th nationally, sinking 14 spots since the last report in 2014. The nonprofit says residents struggle to get...
Nursing Home Care Declines in Florida
Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board - Jun 13, 2019
Florida earned a "B" in quality of nursing home care in the report card released by Families for Better Care Inc. The Texas-based non-profit citizen advocacy group for nursing home residents, which ranks each state, dropped Florida from "A" in its previous report card, and from sixth to 13th nationwide. Here are several of the key findings: "Inspectors issued...
Illinois Nursing Homes Rank Third Worst in the Country
Lisa Schencker - Jun 13, 2019
Illinois is the third worst state in the country for nursing home quality, according to a new report from an advocacy group. Families for Better Care gave Illinois an F for the quality of its nursing homes and ranked it 49th in the country, above only North Carolina and Texas in its ratings, which include Washington, D.C. To see that the care is getting that much worse is just...
2019 Nursing Home Report Card Released
- Jun 10, 2019
Families for Better Care, a Texas-based nursing home resident advocacy group, published its third state-by-state nursing home report card. The group scored, ranked, and graded states on eight different federal quality measures ranging from the number of caregiver hours residents received on a given day to the percentage of nursing homes cited severe deficiencies. Nursing home inspection...