Thank you for your article revealing the gross discrepancy between Medicare ratings and actual conditions in America’s nursing homes. It is literally the tip of a very dirty iceberg. Yes, ANY quantitative approach to quality—going back to the revered W. Edwards Deming—can be gamed. Period!
Steve Brigance will be speaking as part of an Ethics panel in Miami, FL at the Hyatt Regency Miami January 29 as part of the American Conference Institute’s Annual Forum on Preventing And Defending Long Term Care Litigation.
Emeritus Corporation is an operator of senior living communities in the United States. Emeritus operates a portfolio of communities, which are purpose built for services including assisted living, specialized (Alzheimer's and dementia) care, and in-home nursing. The story here is good, baby boomers getting older will seek out senior living and Emeritus is well positioned to capitalize from this trend. The true story, however, appears much darker.
PBS exposes Assisted Living Facility dangers you should know about before you select a home for yourself or a loved one. Frontline's 4-part series, which aired last week, focuses on one family's tragic story at an assisted living facility in CA. Even sadder than this one story is that the owner of the facility--Emeritus, the largest owner of ALFs in the country, it is not the worst in the industry. It is AVERAGE and that is the saddest thing about this one family's story--care, service and safety in the assisted living industry is, on average BAD. Read more and watch the videos.
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