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Senate Committee On Aging Report Finds Most States Lack Inspectors For Nursing Homes Due To Stalled Federal Oversight Funding.

May 18, 2023

USA Today (5/18, Fraser) reports, “A new congressional investigation released Thursday found that most states have nursing home inspection backlogs largely because federal oversight funding has stalled, leaving them with fewer inspectors.” The US Senate Committee on Aging report “found 31 states and the District of Columbia had inspection staff vacancy rates above 20% on average; nine were short staffed by half or more,” with the “highest Kentucky (83%), Alabama (80%) and Idaho (71%).” The Committee’s report “cited USA TODAY’s investigation, which revealed that most nursing home facilities with fewer nurses and aides than federal guidelines are not cited for it by inspectors.” The article discusses five takeaways from the report.

Last modified on 05/19/2023

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