US News: 5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes – Familiar?

A recent US News & World Report article examined the five worst traits that can be found when evaluating a nursing home. If someone looked at your facility, would you be crossed off the list? Check out these five “red flags” from the article:

  • A history of violations
  • A number of severe violations
  • High staff turnover
  • Residents lack independence
  • The “uneasy” feeling consumers get may get by looking at a less-than-stellar environment, how residents are treated and overall general first impressions

Read the full article on the US News website.

One thought on “US News: 5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes – Familiar?

  1. Beware of for-profit nursing homes, the administrators receive daily bonuses for ‘beds filled’, while the certified nurse assistant and licensed practical nurse are left to do the work!! Investigate turnover rates among staff (the bedside staff) – this will be a good indicator of whether or not it is a good place to work and a decent place for your loved one to stay!! Ask several staff how long they have worked at the facility before placing anyone you love in their care!!

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