Texas 30th in nursing home care

A national report on care for the elderly which was released by the AARP, the Commonwealth Fund, and the SCAN Foundation, ranked the state of Texas last for nursing home staff turnover, the Houston Chronicle reported on June 19.

Choosing nursing home staff that will stay long-term is important to maintain adequate supervision and care for the vulnerable elderly population. Texas ranked 30th over-all, making a slight move forward from its position at 32 when the report’s first edition was released in 2011. Other rankings Texas received: tenth in affordability and access; 16th in choice of setting and provider; 49th in quality of life and care; 11th for support for family caregivers; and 47th for effective transitions, among others.

Nursing homes need to be facilities that families can rely on to give elderly loved ones the special care they deserve as they continue to age. As such, a case of nursing home abuse should be dealt with through aggressive legal action. If your loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of a nursing home or caregiver, contact Hotze Runkle in Texas by dialing (877) 919-0830 today.