By Trudy Lieberman
Rural Health News Service 

Group releases disturbing report about America's nursing homes

 


The Senate Special Committee on Aging has just released one of the most damning reports on the nation’s nursing homes that I’ve seen in a long time. The short document should be required reading for any family thinking of moving a relative to a nursing facility.

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey, a Democrat, who is the ranking member on the committee along with Pennsylvania’s other senator Patrick J. Toomey, a Republican, recently revealed a special, but unpublicized program to flag and monitor the worst nursing homes in the country.

Bad nursing homes, it seems, have always been part...



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