Thursday, February 26, 2015


Civil Beat posts more useful review of Hawaii’s nursing home quality than you got in your newspaper

by Larry Geller

While I concentrated only on the Star-Advertiser’s deceptive (and unnecessary) falsification of the headline of their nursing home article yesterday, Civil Beat’s Nathan Eagle did a proper job of criticizing the, if I may say, shallowness of the S-A coverage of this issue. Eagle pointed to federal concerns about inspections and fines for Hawaii’s failure to follow federal law.

There is much more that readers should know about how well (or poorly) the state carries out its monitoring function of these facilities. The Civil Beat article is short but points in the right direction.

Read it by clicking on the link below.

Nursing Home Care in Hawaii the Best in the Nation?

A newspaper story points at one indicator where Hawaii leads, leaving out other serious issues affecting quality.


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