After Years In A Coma, U.S. Senate Committee on Aging Shows Sign Of Life
Members say nursing home oversight system in "crisis" due to stagnant funding for state inspection agencies and chronic staffing shortages.
One out of nine of the nation’s 15,000 certified nursing homes has not received a comprehensive onsite annual inspection in two years.
Infrequent annual inspections predictably lead to more complaints, which gather dust because of the lack of state inspectors to investigate them.
As a result, the 1.1 million people who res…
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