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Is Insufficient Medicare Funding Diminishing Nursing Home Quality?

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

In a field hearing of the House Human Services Committee in Texas March 13, Tim Graves said the quality of care given in Texas nursing homes is adversely affected by a lack of state and federal funding. The state of Texas' Medicaid reimbursement rate ranks 49th nationally, and proposed Federal cuts could further lead to the demise of the care given the state's most frail and vulnerable population. Read more here.

Can we afford such a risk when it comes to our loved ones? Abuse and neglect in nursing homes is already reaching astronomical levels. If you suspect that your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect while in nursing home care, contact a nursing home lawyer to discuss your options.