- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A new analysis says Wisconsin nursing homes rate higher overall in quality than the national average.

The study by the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation says 55 percent of the 388 nursing homes in Wisconsin received the two highest ratings from the federal government. That compares with a national average of 42 percent.

The flip side is that 27 percent of nursing homes in Wisconsin have the lowest ratings, compared with 36 percent nationally.

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1SOxKMe ) says there are about 27,000 people in state nursing homes, including short-term residents who are discharged for rehabilitation following a hospital stay.

The Kaiser analysis says that nationally, about 1.3 million people receive care each day in more than 15,500 nursing homes certified by Medicaid or Medicare.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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