Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

Nursing homes have manipulated the influential star system in ways that have masked deep problems — and left them unprepared for Covid-19.

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Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis

They are finding what families say are pretexts to send patients to hospitals for psychiatric care — and then refusing to let them return.

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Nursing Homes With Safety Problems Deploy Trump-Connected Lobbyists

Nursing homes, the center of the pandemic, are seeking tax breaks, federal cash infusions and protection against lawsuits.

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The Coronavirus’s Rampage Through a Suburban Nursing Home

Two-thirds of Life Care Center’s residents and 47 of its workers fell ill. Thirty-five people died. We investigated what went wrong.

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