…Seeking greater understanding of the ownership structures of nursing homes, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) contracted with Harvard Medical School to study the trends in organizational structures of nursing homes and their impact on quality of care. This current work builds on previous research funded by ASPE. Specifically, ASPE funded a study of nursing home liability issues and a study on the divestiture and corporate restructuring of national nursing home chains in response to liability issues and payment changes. This study furthers the knowledge base from the previous two studies by describing specific corporate structures and the relationship between ownership trends and indicators of nursing home quality. The overall objectives of this project were: (1) to describe the corporate structures of nursing homes and trends over the past decade; and (2) to analyze the effect of corporate structure on quality of care and staffing in nursing homes…..
Source: By Paul Wood, News Gazette (IL), Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:54 AM
Taxpayers will have at least another month to hear more about a plan to hire a consulting firm for the new $24 million county nursing home. The county board met in a three-hour study session Wednesday with mostly Democrats, most of whom are skeptical about the idea, in attendance, as well as AFSCME officials opposed to the plan.
……. AFSCME Local 900 leader Kent Beauchamp said the proposals constitute “radical change” at a time when nursing home operations are improving.