Thursday, July 16, 2015

Texas Nursing Home's with Substandard Care Called Out

At a hearing in August to evaluate the state agency responsible for Texas’ elderly Nursing Home residents, State Sen. Charles Schwertner singled out seven of the 1,200 nursing homes licensed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

“These seven facilities are the worst of the worst,” said Schwertner, a Republican from Georgetown. At the hearing, he proposed a “three-strikes” rule that would force the state to close nursing homes found to have the highest-level violations of federal quality standards on three separate days over 24 months.