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Your stance on investor influence

September 23, 2008
by Kevin Kolus
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In general, do you believe that care in a nursing home owned by private equity investors...

-It should not make a difference.

-Facilities out to make a profit hold staffing to bare minimum at times and this leads to less than adequate care.

-I believe owners should be there, work there, and SEE what their decisions mean to the people who rely on them to provide a HOME experience.

Agree with the majority? Voice your beliefs in the comments below.

Kevin Kolus

Kevin Kolus


Kevin Kolus wrote for Long-Term Living when he was an editor. He left the brand in 2012...



Nursing homes are are a business and they are in the business of caring for our frail and elderly. It is unfair to say a nursing home looking to make a profit provides substandard care. Like any business, a profit must be made in order to survive. I know of many not-for profit facilities that provide "less than adequate care".