Sacramento Bee: Nursing Homes Unmasked

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PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 2014 – 6:00 PM

First of three parts

One nursing home chain operating in California racked up abuse complaints last year at a pace seven times the statewide rate.

A large competitor placed one in every 15 of its long-term residents in restraints.

Still another corporate giant whose nursing homes dominate the Sacramento region experienced high nursing staff turnover at 90 percent of its facilities.

If you’re a consumer anguishing over the placement of a loved one needing full-time nursing, how would you know this?

The short answer: You wouldn’t.  Read full article