The Corporatization of Nursing Homes
A tragic history of how we’ve treated elderly citizens, for profit
BY MAUREEN TKACIK
OK, maybe, let’s see.
Roughly 70 percent of the nation’s 15,400 nursing homes are for-profit, and the gross understaffing on display at Colonial Hill is the flip side of extreme profiteering.
Guess what the one thing we don;t see, anywhere, is? That’s right. A comparison of state run with private run homes on this very metric she claims is important.