Nursing homes with a large minority presence perform more poorly than those with a small minority presence, a new report finds. The finances and quality of minority nursing homes falls below that of non-minority nursing homes. Nursing homes may admit residents based on their skin color, selectively admitting residents based on race and payer status-whether Medicare pays or a private party. As minorities rise in future years, this issue could become increasingly important, with the civil rights of much of the population placed into jeopardy because of nursing homes’ racial disparity. The full article and report can be found here.
Minorities receive less care
by Ray Mullman ⋅