Samstag, 23. August 2008

USA: Manchmal wie ein Drittwelt-Land

Conditions inside the nursing home so alarmed Layton that he got a search warrant and returned 16 days later with dozens of police and city and state inspectors. They described conditions worse than a crack house: Soiled mattresses. Vomit in the hall. Toilets that wouldn’t flush. Sinks with no hot water. Rooms infested with roaches and flies. Pipes held together with shoestrings. Fire doors tied shut.

The public pays most of the cost of their care: Medicaid pays about $150 a day per nursing home resident, while separate programs pay $877 a month per person for those in the assisted living area at the Terrace.

Quelle: Broken trust | Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati.Com

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