This in depth analysis examines Kansas City area nursing homes. It found that 11 homes had serious problems that affected patients' health and could even lead to death. Additionally, 60 percent of the nursing homes looked at had at least one citation for endangering patients or putting their safety at risk. The article looks at the types of problems, cites specific examples and then looks to the legislature to see how the issues could be addressed by lawmakers. The article compares the Kansas City homes to others throughout America, describes the qualities of a good nursing home and offers suggestions for improving the inspection process.
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