Nursing Home Staffing Levels Are Inadequate in Chicago
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Brief Executive Summary
The Committee on Government Reform investigated nursing home conditions in Chicago following the release of a previous report indicating that 80% of nursing homes did not meet federal health and safety standards. This report found that 84% of nursing homes that serve more than 35,000 residents in Chicago did not meet the minimum staffing level. The investigation found that inadequate staffing was correlated with poor living conditions and that the nursing homes that failed to meet minimum requirements were issued, on average, 60% more health and safety violations.