A long list of troubled nursing homes revealed by senators on Monday included five homes in Utah.
Nearly 400 facilities nationwide had a “persistent record of poor care” as of April, according to a newly released Senate report.
The Associated Press reported that budget cuts appear to be contributing to the problem by reducing funding available for the focused inspections that are required for nursing homes.
Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the report that included a list provided to them by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of nursing homes with documented problems.
The homes from Utah listed are:
- Pine Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Rocky Mountain Care – Hunter Hollow
- Copper Ridge Health Care
- Mountain View Health Services
- Lomond Peak Nursing and Rehabilitation
Many older Americans and people with disabilities live in nursing homes for 24/7 care. Some older adults and people with disabilities have experienced physical abuse, sexual assault, and premature death, the report states.