Michigan Nursing Homes Have to Make Improvements - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Michigan Nursing Homes Have to Make Improvements

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August 14, 2013 -

A first of it's kind report on nursing home care in the US says Michigan has some work to do.

But some argue the report may not entirely accurate, or as well-rounded as it could be.

It focuses on the citations nursing homes have gotten from various agencies that inspect them.

But a local ombudsman who read through this study, says highlighting areas of improvement and setting a higher standard, may not be a bad thing.

9 & 10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spoke to local advocacy groups, an ombudsman, and a long term care facility to find out what Northern Michigan is doing to keep quality care a top priority.