A recent report released by Kaiser Health News shines a light on the diminished quality of care received by many senior citizens at for-profit nursing homes. The Kaiser Health study found that the average for-profit nursing home receives twice as many complaints by its residents and their families. Further, the research group also found that:
For-profit nursing home chains had an average of 8 percent fewer nurses per residents when compared to independent nursing homes. Nursing homes that operated for a profit received almost twice as many validated complaints. For-profit nursing homes received 22 percent more fines, and the fines levied against them were 7 percent higher.