The DOJ’s National Nursing Home Initiative will be led by the Elder Justice Initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as with local authorities. Barr stated that investigations have already been initiated for 30 nursing homes in 9 states.
Barr clarified that this announcement should not be misinterpreted as an indictment of the entire assisted-living industry, but rather as an effort to eliminate the “really bad apples.” He also issued a stern warning for nursing homes that provide substandard care, saying “Mark my words: The Initiative will bring to justice those owners and operators who put profits before patients.”
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