Report: Indiana's nursing homes among nation's worst
Families for Better Care, a non-profit advocacy group, rates the best states in the country for nursing homes.
Indiana ranks among the worst nursing home states in the country, according to nursinghomereportcards.com
More than 1.5 million Americans live in our nation's nursing homes, and according to a recent report by a non-profit advocacy group, Indiana's nursing homes are among the worst in the country.
Families For Better Care, a group dedicated to creating public awareness of nursing home conditions, looked at statistics on staffing, performance measures, complaints, inspections and more to create the 'Nursing Home Report Cards'.
Indiana received an overall grade of an 'F'. According to the report, Indiana nursing homes consistently underachieved and one in four homes cited a severe deficiency.
In addition, only one-third of Indiana's nursing homes scored above average on health inspection scores.
According to the report card, Indiana joins Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Michigan, Nevada, Illinois and Iowa as the lowest ranking states. The best were in Alaska, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Oregon, Maine, Utah, Idaho, South and North Dakota.