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  • Fewer nurses at for-profit nursing homes leads to poorer care Wednesday, November 30, 2011 � by jg

    “The top 10 chains have a strategy of keeping labor costs low to increase profits,” said the lead researcher in a University of California, San Francisco, study. “They are not making quality a priority.”

  • New operator takes over nursing homes after $62 million settlement Tuesday, August 9, 2011 � by jg

    Skilled Healthcare has leased out the operations of five Humboldt County, Calif., facilities. The maneuver means the facilities are no longer bound by an injunction to meet legally-required minimum staffing levels, but an attorney for plaintiffs in a recent class action says the new operators will be under scrutiny.

  • State shuts down residential care facility after elder abuse Friday, January 14, 2011 � by jg

    Video showing abuse of a woman at a Fair Oaks, Calif., residential care facility who later died in part as a result of overdoses of medications–including one drug that had not been prescribed–has led the state to order the facility to shut down.

  • Elder abuse leads to $28 million punitive damages award Thursday, May 13, 2010 � by jg

    Sacramento Bee: The award comes after a 79-year-old woman died in an Auburn nursing home in 2005 from an infected bedsore after breaking her hip in a fall.