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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nursing Home Statistics

Elderly_gentleman Though many families of elderly loved ones believe that their loved ones will receive excellent long term care in a nursing home, statistics found on the Masters in Health Care website indicate that problems in long term care may be more prevalent than many believe. Below are a few of these statistics.

  • More than thirty percent of nursing homes report experiencing resident abuse.
  • Nearly all nursing homes had at least one deficiency in 2005.
  • As many as 5,000 elder deaths may be caused by negligence.
  • In a single eight hour shift, a nurse may observe up to thirty incidents of aggression.
  • Nearly all nursing homes hire and employ at least one convicted criminal.
  • One in four nursing homes receive citations for causing the death of or causing serious injury to a patient.

For a complete list of these statistics see 15 Shocking Statistics on Nursing Homes, Master in Health Care, Jun. 8, 2011.


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Very interesting information. I guess the takeaway is that one cannot trust that one's elderly relatives placed in homes will be taken care of. It is important to not simply dump them in nursing homes but diligently monitor their care.

Posted by: cna training class | Jun 14, 2011 2:26:50 PM

Those are surprising. Thank you very much for sharing the information.

Posted by: retirement communities new york | Aug 17, 2011 10:23:43 PM

They should rise the security in nursing homes, one good idea is to make a background check of those nurses.

Posted by: nursing homes nj | Apr 17, 2012 12:47:44 AM

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