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  • What Needs to be Done to Improve Nursing Home Care

    Over two decades ago the report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM) led the way for monumental changes to take place within the nursing home industry. The report of the IoM basically stated that nursing homes needed significant reform and that it was an industry that was loosely regulated, potentially compromising the lives of many who ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on January 28, 2015
  • We Still Have A long Way To Go

    With all the changes that nursing homes have undergone during the last 20 years, we still have a considerable way to go.  Even with nursing home reform that started slightly over 20 years ago, especially the movement to make the nursing home environment more homelike, the changes that have been introduced still have not eliminated the ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on November 19, 2008
  • Hot Button Topic: Is the Type of Nursing Home Ownership Important?

    A recent September 2007 New York Times article entitled, At Many Homes, More Profit and Less Nursing, discussed the issue of profit and ownership, especially by private equity firms. This article especially was quite critical of many companies that reduce important nursing staff to enhance their profits. For those nursing homes, especially those ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on January 22, 2008