Deciding to place a loved in a nursing home is rarely an easy decision, and it is often devastating when a family realizes that they can no longer care for a beloved parent or grandparent. However, some of the California nursing homes that families turned to for help may have actually done more harm than good. According to some, the necessary action to protect patients from nursing home neglect isn't being taken.
Among one chain of California nursing homes, the turnover rate for its nursing staff was a shocking 90 percent. Combined with the information that another statewide chain of homes received complaints of abuse seven times higher than other similar nursing homes, the uneasiness and worry that some families might experience when putting their loved in in a nursing home can be understandable. One of the more complex issues that families might be unaware of until it's too late is who actually owns many of these homes.