Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Suprise! Oldies are Goldies!

Nursing home scandal exposed: Lost generation of senior citizens being hospitalized for profit

(NaturalNews) A shocking new study conducted by theNational Institute of Agingjust revealed that one fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with Alzheimer's or other dementia were sent to hospitals for "questionable reasons" in their final months, often enduring tube feeding and intensive care that prolonged their suffering.

Here's the kicker that makes these "questionable reasons" a lot less mysterious: Medicare pays THREE TIMES the normal daily rate for nursing homes to take patients back after a brief hospitalization.

Nursing homes often claim hospital care is necessary when a frail elderly patient suffers from swallowing problems, pneumonia or other infections, but researchers of the new study behind this outrageous report have long suspected theTRUE motive behind these transfers is money, plain and simple

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