• Nursing Home Quality May Suffer When Economy is Good

    5 days ago - By Psych Central

    Quality of care in U.S. nursing homes is more likely to improve during periods of high unemployment and worsen when the economy is good, according to a new study by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
    The reason is likely tied to how the strength of the economy affects the ability of nursing homes to maintain adequate staffing levels and minimize turnover.
    For example, most nursing home residents have cognitive dysfunction or physical impairment, requiring round-the-clock care, and providing this care can be physically and mentally draining. As a result...
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