The news is depressing. However, the state Nursing Home Association takes issue with Families for Better Care, which did the nursing home survey. The association represents more than 250 of the state’s 281 certified non-profit and for-profit facilities that care for nearly 36,000 elderly and disabled citizens.
The organization that conducted the survey is a nonprofit advocacy group in Florida. And Joseph Donchess, executive director of the state association, was quick to question the motives of Families for Better Care. He told The Times Picayune the report was the product of an agency funded by attorneys who sue nursing homes. The newspaper noted that the Wilkes & McHugh law firm is a donor to the organization.
Other states that got “Fs” included Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York and Oklahoma.
States getting “As” were Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah.
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