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Bloomberg reported that more than 90 percent of U.S. nursing homes in each of the past three years were cited for violating federal standards, according to a government report.  The article substantiates that many nursing homes are simply not doing an adequate job caring for our nations elderly population.  According to the inspector general’s report for the Department of Health and Human Services:

  • For-profit facilities had a higher percentage of violations than other nursing homes-94% of for-profit nursing homes surveyed were cited for deficiencies, compared to 88% of not-for- profit and 91% of government nursing homes
  • The most common violations related to improper storage and distribution of food, accident hazards and lack of services necessary for residents’ mental and physical well-being

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