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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...

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Receive Failing Grade from Advocacy Group

Nicole Brambila - Jun 11, 2019

Pennsylvania nursing homes received an “F” from a national advocacy group that rates and ranks states on the quality of its care. But the head of a trade group representing nursing homes in the state said the report doesn’t account for the full picture of care, including ongoing funding struggles. Families for Better Care, the Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that produced...
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