Oh please. Reading this kind of stuff really makes me sick!!! Having worked in a lot of nursing homes I KNOW that the majority of them are GOOD! The media loves to pick on the few that have problems!!!!!! Yes, nursing homes have problems, they are understaffed as are hospitals. But I would rather be in a nursing home than a hospital!! Yes pts. in nursing homes are dehydrated and ?malnourished. But it's not because we don't try to get them to eat or drink. Sometimes they just REFUSE and they refuse for long periods of time..and interventions are taken. Yes, pts. in nursing homes have bruises. They are not caused by mishandling. Elderly pts. have fragile skin and this is usually documented. The Media loves the hype!!! I could go on and on, but i'm sure you see my point. Yes, there are a few bad nursing homes but the majority are very good and I would not hesitate to place a loved one in them (or myself for that matter)! Oh and I need to add that the majority of bedsores that nursing homes see are the ones that come to us from home or the hospital!