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Study shows Oklahoma nursing homes in bad shape

Tulsa World, an Oklahoma newspaper, recently did a report on the state of nursing homes in the nearby area. The study found that more than half of the assisted living homes inspected in Oklahoma last year were cited for medication problems, violating patient rights or housing patients whose needs exceed the level of care the homes are licensed to provide. Oftentimes, the homes have flashy brochures that portray a very different style of life than what is actually experienced by the residents who live there. Elder abuse lawsuits can arise out of mistreatment to the residents of these homes.

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