The private equity firm Carlyle Group that created a stir when it purchases the Manorcare Nursing Home chain earlier this year put its promises to patients in writing this week. Vowing a “patient’s first” pledge, the facility has promised to provide adequate staffing and training for the staffers who care for the elderly. These promises raise questions as to whether Carlyle will follow through with their pledge considering the private equity giant purchased Manorcare to make the home profitable. The largest expense for nursing homes is staffing and in order to turn a profit corporate executives will often cut staffing, resulting in poor patient care. Bad care leads to injuries and death and our most vulnerable members of society suffer. Manorcare is a chain that is frequently sued by family members whose loved ones have been injured or killed in Manorcare facilities.
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