Rising Obesity Rates Put Strain on Nursing Homes | NY Times

The issue “Rising Obesity Rates Put Strain on Nursing Homes” puts nursing homes in a real bind financially and it makes it hard to give quality care.

“The Population is shifting faster than the ability of nursing homes to deal with them” said Cheryl Philips, a senior vice president at Leading  Age, an association of nonprofit providers of services for older adults. “We don’t have adequate staff. We don’t have adequate equipment. We don’t have adequate knowledge.”


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