TALLAHASSEE, FL—Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, blasted the state’s nursing home industry for failing to protect elderly and disabled residents from “horrific neglect and abuse.” “Graphic inspection reports describe unimaginable resident agony,” Lee explained. “Residents were dropped, bruised and battered. Some residents suffered catastrophic brain damage while others died from […]
State records show that 20 percent of Florida’s nursing homes fail to abide by minimum care standards or fail to properly correct identified problems after an inspection.
Q2 2012: Nursing home profits ‘bountiful’; executive salaries balloon 15%; staffing levels ‘dangerously low’
Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called recent nursing home earnings “bountiful,” with booming profits fueling “plush” executive salaries while caregiver ranks are drained to “dangerously low” levels.
Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called first quarter 2012 nursing home earning reports “staggering.” Publicly traded companies that operate facilities in multiple states show “record revenues” and “operating profits that exceeded expectations.” One company’s revenues spiked 62% over the same quarter last year while another company squeezed out an additional $2.26 per resident day over fourth quarter 2011 Medicare rates.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called recent nursing home earning reports “astonishing.” Nursing homes remain highly profitable despite last year’s announcement by the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services to adjust the Medicare reimbursement rate by 11.1% to “better align Medicare payments with costs.” Year-end […]
GAO report on for-profit nursing homes: deficiencies swell, direct care staffing declines, profit margins soar
Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) findings related to the quality of care in for-profit nursing homes acquired by private investment firms “predictably appalling.”
Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, called the Standard and Poor credit warning against the for-profit nursing home sector and last week’s nursing home stocks tailspin an “overreaction” to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) limited 11.1% cut in…
Call on HHS to Deny Nursing Home Industry “Cop Out”
Health Care Exemption for Employees Will Jeopardize Resident Safety