By David W. Tate
According to the following article nursing home care is improving based on federal inspections,Click Here, but nursing homes that receive only one and two stars out of a total possible five stars still stands at a huge 35%, and nursing homes that received only one, two or three stars stands at 56%. The following is a link to complete rankings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Click Here. A nursing home is required to provide care and services designed to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being reasonably possible for each resident, and to protect each resident from injury. With all of the current talk about risk management across industry lines, it is clear that there are ample opportunities for improvement in nursing home care risk management practices.
DAVID W. TATE, ESQ.
Blogs: http://davidtate.wordpress.com; http://californiaestatetrust.wordpress.com
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