Columbia weekly uses national database to report on staffing levels at Adair County nursing homes

Kentucky Health News published a story July 10 about a national database revealing that staffing levels at nursing homes weren’t as good as the industry has made them out to be. Last week the Adair County Community Voice used the data to do a local story. We salute them for it, because many local newspapers avoid going out of their way to report unfavorable information about local businesses. In this case, the Community Voice is looking out for the interests of its readers, which should come first. “Nothing has more to do with how well nursing homes treat their patients than staffing,” the Lexington Herald-Leader said in an editorial(For larger versions of these images, click on them.)

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