Kaiser/NewsHour Survey on Nursing Homes

A national survey by The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health finds that people who have substantial experience with a friend or family member in a nursing home, or have been in a nursing home themselves, have generally positive views about the care provided. A significant minority of those with nursing home experience, however, says that the person they know has received poor quality care in the nursing home, including about a quarter that report incidents of abuse or overmedication. The majority of Americans see an important role for the government in long-term care, both in oversight of facility quality and in helping finance the costs for nursing home care.

Survey Highlights and Chartpack