The Chicago Tribune reported today on a report about Nursing Homes based on an annual federal review.
According to the report: "About two-thirds of nursing homes are owned by for-profit companies, while 27 percent are owned by nonprofit organizations and 6 percent by government entities."
"For-profit nursing homes had a higher average number of deficiencies than the other types of nursing homes," Levinson said. "In 2007, for-profit nursing homes averaged 7.6 deficiencies per home, while not-for-profit and government homes averaged 5.7 and 6.3, respectively."
My takeaway: when you take away owners who are in it for the money and put in owners who are in it for mission (because they care), quality of care improves.