Nursing home neglect and abuse occurs at facilities across the country, including in Florida and Pennsylvania. While, nursing home abuse is rampant at both for-profit and not-for-profit facilities, a recent study shows that there is more neglect at for-profit nursing homes.
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Study Finds More Neglect at For-Profit Nursing Homes
The academic study from University of Illinois suggests that there is a higher chance for neglect at for-profit nursing homes than not-for-profit homes. A team of academics poured through records of over 1,000 residents that were discharged from a hospital to a nursing home.
“Patients receiving care in for-profit institutions were diagnosed with substantially more clinical signs of neglect than patients residing in not-for-profit facilities and low-functioning, community-dwelling patients,” the study shows. “As reported in prior research, for-profit facilities caring for the patients in this study were significantly inferior across nearly all staffing, capacity, and deficiency measures.” The lack of care often led to preventable neglect, such as bedsores and falls.
According to the researchers, one of the main reasons there is more neglect at for-profit nursing homes is because of pay. The study found for-profit nursing homes pay less money to CNA’s and other primary staff, which leads to lower quality care provided to residents.
Who Are the Biggest For-Profit Nursing Home Chains?
Since there is more neglect at for-profit nursing home chains, it is important to know the names of these companies. As of 2016, the 10 biggest chains were:
- Genesis HealthCare Corp.
- HCR ManorCare
- Golden Living
- Life Care Centers of America
- Consulate Health Care
- Signature HealthCARE
- The Ensign Group
- Extendicare Health Services
- Kindred Healthcare
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