A recent study released in the American Journal of Public Health found that investor-owned nursing homes provide worse care and have higher instances of nursing home abuse and neglect compared to other home owners. Investor-owned facilities averaged 5.89 deficiencies per home, 46.5% higher than nonprofit facilities and 43.0% higher than public facilities. Additionally, nurse staffing was lower at investor-owned nursing homes. This study highlights the growing problem with the trend to invest in nursing homes simply to make a profit or to occupy land for future use. More and more nursing homes are run simply with the objective of making a profit and not delivering high quality resident care. Losing focus on resident care only causes greater occurrences of nursing home abuse and neglect.
See the report here.