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California Nursing Homes Get a “C” in Report Card

California nursing homes rank 28th in the United States according to Families for Better Care, a nursing home resident family advocacy group in Florida. The group recently released a nursing home care report card for all 50 states and Washington, DC. where nursing home care was assessed using a formula of staffing levels, enforcement actions, and Ombudsman complaints. Alaska facilities were ranked first and Texas was ranked last. California rated a “C” – average score – with D’s in registered nursing hours, deficiencies, and inspections. The California report stated “rampant problems plague California nursing homes as 9 out of 10 facilities cited a deficiency.” To see the report cards, go to http://nursinghomereportcards.com.