Texas Nursing Homes Are Ranked the Worst in the US

Did you know? According to the Families for Better Care Texas nursing homes have the worst rating in the United States. A local news station in Amarillo broke the story earlier this week calling for a change in our long-term care system. Their investigation revealed some eye opening statistics into the state of Texas nursing homes.

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According to the 2014 statistics:

  • Texas has been ranked as the worst state in the US for 2 years in a row for nursing home conditions
  • 95% of Texas nursing homes have received a violation for federal or state laws
  • On average, residents in Texas nursing homes receive less than 2 hours and 15 minutes of direct care a day
  • A staggering 80% of nursing homes in Texas failed to receive a score that is an above average health inspection rating (this number has increased 10% since last year). 6 out of the 8 categories that Texas nursing homes are evaluated in received failing scores.

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If you or a family member are suffering from abuse or neglect in a nursing home:

  • Talk to one of the attorneys at Powers Taylor. We have over 20 years of experience with nursing home cases and have a wealth of information to help you through the process.
  • Move them to another facility if possible. If you would like help finding the nursing home that would be the best fit for you or a loved one the Medicare Compare website is a great resource. On the Medicare Compare website you are able to compare various nursing homes in your area to find the best fit.
    https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/
  • File a complaint with Texas Health and Human Services (THHS). You can do so by going to this link:
    https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/your-rights/complaint-incident-intake

If you would like more information on the report released from the Families for Better Care please visit the link below:

http://nursinghomereportcards.com/state/tx/

Below is the link to the news story from Channel 10 in Amarillo:

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/26550329/texas-nursing-homesanked-worst-in-nation

If you or a family member needs assistance with a nursing home case call us at 214-239-8900.


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