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‘Horrific’ care mounts in Florida’s nursing homes

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 […]

Nursing Home Q1 Profits “Staggering” While One-Third of Facilities Provide “Lousy” Care

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.

Nursing Home Profits Remain ‘Astonishingly’ Strong Despite Industry Griping

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 […]