Researcher Spreads The Green House Message Through Her Work

“Of those who were surveyed, most frail elders reported that they would choose death over a nursing home.” This was one of the first studies that I came across when I started working as a researcher at the Claude Pepper Center at Florida State University. As I delved deeper into the research literature regarding quality […]

A nursing home giant stumbles amid expansion

The nursing home’s linen room reeked of urine. Some residents’ rooms were so grimy, a state inspector’s shoe came off when it stuck to the floor, according to a report investigators filed in May about the Twin Oaks Center in Danvers. At the Maplewood Center in Amesbury, administrators in May acknowledged to inspectors that they […]

Rule Change Could Push Hospitals To Tell Patients About Nursing Home Quality

Hospitals have long been reluctant to share with patients their assessments of which nursing homes are best because of a Medicare requirement that patients’ choices can’t be restricted. For years, many hospitals simply have given patients a list of all the skilled nursing facilities near where they live and told them which ones have room […]