Skilled Nursing Homes: Care Without Dignity

Report #109, April 1991

OVERVIEW

This report focuses on the State’s refusal to implement federally mandated reforms, the rights of the elderly to informed consent processes before physical and chemical restraints are used, and the State’s flawed enforcement system that has failed to protect the elderly. The Commission makes three findings and seven recommendations urging the Governor and the Legislature to take immediate steps to implement federal nursing home reforms, to guarantee people their rights, and to improve the citation and fine system.