From KKD: Nursing Homes Unmasked in Cal. Part 1

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NURSING HOMES UNMASKED
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Unmasked: How California’s largest nursing home chains perform

PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 2014 – 6:00 PM
Bonnie Nidiver of Paradise holds a photo of her late husband, Eugene, 88, a World War II Navy veteran who was active in his community. He died in June 2011, 10 weeks after he sought rehabilitation at Cypress Healthcare Center for injuries from a fall.PAUL KITAGAKI JR. / THE SACRAMENTO BEE
Bonnie Nidiver of Paradise holds a photo of her late husband, Eugene, 88, a World War II Navy veteran who was active in his community. He died in June 2011, 10 weeks after he sought rehabilitation at Cypress Healthcare Center for injuries from a fall.

First of three parts

One nursing home chain operating in California racked up abuse complaints last year at a pace seven times the statewide rate.

A large competitor placed one in every 15 of its long-term residents in restraints.

Still another corporate giant whose nursing homes dominate the Sacramento region experienced high nursing staff turnover at 90 percent of its facilities.

If you’re a consumer anguishing over the placement of a…

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