Nonprofit Versus For-Profit Senior Care – Is There a Difference?

By Michael O. Schroeder, Staff Writer, US News & World Report

Why you should consider ownership when making decisions like selecting a nursing home.

When it comes to senior care – whether trying to discern what level of care is needed, or picking a specific nursing home – there’s no shortage of considerations for individuals and their loved ones. So, it could be easy to overlook ownership status: namely, whether a facility is for-profit or nonprofit.

While there’s plenty of nuance, and ownership structures vary beyond simply the profit question, experts say this is still a worthwhile distinction to take into account.

“In general, the average for-profit facility has been found to have poorer quality of care relative to the average not-for-profit facility,” says David G. Stevenson, an associate professor of health policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville….[click here to read full article]

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