LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A newspaper says its analysis has found that Michigan's nursing homes perform slightly better than average on a federal rating system.
The Detroit Free Press reported Sunday (http://on.freep.com/uTtSgU ) that it examined data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
It says inspectors issued about 4,000 citations against 425 Michigan nursing homes in 2010. The most common violation was for failing to prevent dangers that can cause accidents, found at 63 percent of the homes.
The No. 2 violation was lacking programs to prevent disease spread. And No. 3 was failing to give professional-quality services to residents.
In 2010, the federal centers rated 16 percent of the Michigan homes much above average, 29 percent above average, 23 percent average, 19 percent below average and 14 percent much below average.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com