For Further Reading


90% of all Nursing Homes were cited for health violations
1. Link to full report.
2. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing facilities (NFs) are required to be in compliance with the requirements in 42 CFR Part 483, Subpart B, to receive payment under the Medicare or Medicaid programs. To certify a SNF or NF, a state surveyor completes at least a Life Safety Code (LSC) survey, and a Standard Survey.
3. See our separate piece on how to interpret a survey and how surveys under report problems in nursing homes.
4. www.gao.gov/products/GAO-08-517
5. www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Data

One in Three Residents Suffered Harm Related to Their Treatment
1. www.propublica.org/article/one-third-of-skilled-nursing-patients-harmed-in-treatment
2. oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-11-00370.pdf
3. Id,  4. Id,  5. Id

Reasons for Discharge or Transfer from a Nursing Home
1. Follow this link to access the regulation

Why Visiting is Not Enough
Of course, the problem may be significantly worse. As we discuss in another article, the problems in nursing homes may be significantly under reported. You can read about nursing homes under reporting problems here.

Problems Even in Best Nursing Homes
1. In addition to being an Advocate and Policy Advisor, Nursing Home Division, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Shaw has been a nursing home resident for almost 12 years suffering from a rare neuromuscular disorder.
2. www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(14)00368-5/abstract


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