Big verdict leads to re-examination of nursing home care Thursday, September 2, 2010
Associated Press: Paul Elias writes about the aftermath of a $677 million verdict returned in Eureka, Calif., against nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare for failing to meet California’s minimum staffing requirements. In the story, an advocate for nursing home patients said, “The fact that this company couldn’t maintain these minimum standards makes you wonder why it was in the nursing home business to begin with.” And California’s minimum staffing standard is 22% below the federal recommendation.
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