Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Needs to Order his Appointed IDPH Director to Immediately Implement the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Needs to Order his Appointed IDPH Director to Immediately Implement the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act – Sec: 8 against those Nursing Homes that aren’t in compliance.

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After reading and listening to the story; I’m of the opinion that when it comes to Nursing Homes Gov. JB has a New York Como problem: Many owners have created third-party contractors that they control or in which they have a financial stake — an arrangement known as “related party” transactions that allows owners to reduce liability and control costs, according to the industry. Critics say the practice allows owners to profit in ways that don’t show up on a nursing home’s balance sheet.

There is evidence linking the use of related parties to lower quality of care: Facilities with such financial arrangements employ fewer nurses and aides per patient on average, and are more likely to be fined for serious health violations and have substantiated complaints of putting residents in jeopardy, Kaiser Health News found. Private equity investment — a growing trend in the industry — also tends to result in staffing cuts and lower quality of care, one study found last year.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Needs to Order his Appointed IDPH Director to Immediately Implement the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act – Sec: 8 against those Nursing Homes that aren’t in compliance.

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