This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.

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Nursing Home Care Declines in Florida

Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board - Jun 13, 2019

Florida earned a "B" in quality of nursing home care in the report card released by Families for Better Care Inc. The Texas-based non-profit citizen advocacy group for nursing home residents, which ranks each state, dropped Florida from "A" in its previous report card, and from sixth to 13th nationwide.  Here are several of the key findings: "Inspectors issued...

Illinois Nursing Homes Rank Third Worst in the Country

Lisa Schencker - Jun 13, 2019

Illinois is the third worst state in the country for nursing home quality, according to a new report from an advocacy group. Families for Better Care gave Illinois an F for the quality of its nursing homes and ranked it 49th in the country, above only North Carolina and Texas in its ratings, which include Washington, D.C. To see that the care is getting that much worse is just...

2019 Nursing Home Report Card Released

- Jun 10, 2019

Families for Better Care, a Texas-based nursing home resident advocacy group, published its third state-by-state nursing home report card. The group scored, ranked, and graded states on eight different federal quality measures ranging from the number of caregiver hours residents received on a given day to the percentage of nursing homes cited severe deficiencies. Nursing home inspection...

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Receive Failing Grade from Advocacy Group

Nicole Brambila - Jun 11, 2019

Pennsylvania nursing homes received an “F” from a national advocacy group that rates and ranks states on the quality of its care. But the head of a trade group representing nursing homes in the state said the report doesn’t account for the full picture of care, including ongoing funding struggles. Families for Better Care, the Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that produced...

Pennsylvania Receives 'F' Grade for Nursing Home Facilities, New Report Says

Virginia Streva - Jun 11, 2019

Pennsylvania ranked as one of the top 10 worst states for nursing homes in the country, according to Families for Better Care, a nonprofit citizen advocacy group for nursing home care.  The commonwealth ranked No. 32 last year, but the state experienced one of the sharpest declines of all the states, dropping 14 spots to No. 46 this year. The Keystone State also dropped a letter...
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