As our parents and grandparents reach an age when they can no longer care for themselves, we recognize that it may be in their best interests to move them into a nursing home community, which can give around-the-clock care and companionship.
Unfortunately, not all nursing homes treat our loved ones as we would wish, sometimes to the point of brutality or negligence. But could skin color play any role in this.
A recent article from MyFox Memphis unveiled a tragic statistic: predominately African American nursing homes deliver poorer care. They also tend to perform worse financially than homes with no or few minorities. [Read more…]