One State Fears Nursing Home Shortage May be On the Horizon

A new report issued today by the Detroit Area Agency on Aging concludes some nursing homes are facing a funding crisis which could lead to a statewide nursing home shortage as the population ages. In an 18-month study, the agency found that nursing homes are closing at a rate of one per year.

The report also recommended higher Medicaid reimbursement, developing more service support for nursing home residents and boosting recruiting and retention efforts. The report also found that access to quality long-term care directly increases the lifespan of elderly residents. 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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