Hispanic Majority Nursing Homes Get Substandard Care, Researchers Report

Nursing homes and other facilities which have a predominant Hispanic resident population generally provide care which is substandard to care provided at facilities primarily servicing whites, say Brown University researchers who focused on pressure ulcer care.

Investigators examined Minimum Data Set and federal OSCAR data to reach their conclusions. Their findings come two years after another team led by one of the researchers, Vincent Mor, found that blacks were more likely than whites to reside in underperforming nursing homes.

Lead researcher Michael Alpert and colleagues said more research was needed to study the implications of their findings. Study subjects were 65 and older and lived at nursing homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Details of the study appeared recently in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia. 

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