Non-Profit vs. For-Profit Nursing Homes: Is there a Difference in Care?

Source: Center for Medicare Advocacy, CMA Alert, March 15, 2012

One of the many decisions individuals and families face when they need long-term care is choosing a facility. A key factor that should be considered is whether to choose a for-profit corporate facility or a non-profit facility. Federal and state policymakers also need to consider the implications of ownership information as they design and implement regulatory and reimbursement policies.

Does It Really Matter or Make a Difference?

Yes. Extensive research finds that the type of nursing home ownership and sponsorship affects the quality of care that facilities provide to their residents….

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