According to the Government Accountability Office almost 4 percent of the nation’s 16,000 nursing homes could be considered “the most poorly performing” of standards of nursing homes. The most poorly performing home’s tended to be chain-affiliated, for-profit and have more beds and residents. To identify the worst homes in the nation, GAO applied CMS’s Special Focus Facilities methodology on a nationwide basis and made refinements to the methodology that “strengthened” GAO’s estimate. The most poorly performing nursing homes had notably more deficiencies. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has identified that four Illinois nursing homes are Special Focus Facilities that include:
Pekin Manor in Pekin, Illinois Shawnee Rose Care Center in Harrisburg, Illinois Embassy Health Care Centre in Wilmington, Illinois International Village in Chicago, Illinois
To read more about the nursing home study, please visit the NCCNHR’s website.