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Tedd Florendo, Reporter

Report Finds For-Profit Nursing Homes Better

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"The statistics don't really reflect the care your loved one is getting on that particular day and particular time," Lisa Jones of the Bureau of Licensure and Certification told reporter Tedd Florendo. "The statistics don't really reflect the care your loved one is getting on that particular day and particular time," Lisa Jones of the Bureau of Licensure and Certification told reporter Tedd Florendo.
On the outside, Goldie Snyder is 102-years-old.  But on the inside, she's still that 12-year-old learning how to crochet. On the outside, Goldie Snyder is 102-years-old. But on the inside, she's still that 12-year-old learning how to crochet.

There's a new report that will get the attention of anyone with elderly parents or relatives.

An investigation by a Consumer Reports magazine says if you want to find the best nursing home care for your loved ones non-profit ones do the job better than for-profit operations.

Click here for Consumer Reports' Nursing Home Guide

Las Vegas has 23 for-profit nursing homes. The only non-profit nursing home near here is in Mesquite.

But administrators here and the division of agency say the article on non-profit nursing homes is not true.

On the outside, Goldie Snyder is 102-years-old. But on the inside, she's still that 12-year-old learning how to crochet.

"I used to be pretty fast, but i can't now so much," Snyder says.

Her latest projects are the booties she's knitted for the staff here at her nursing home - payment for all the kindness they've extended to her.

But what she doesn't know is an article in consumer reports that says better care is given at non-profit nursing homes than for profit ones.

"The statistics don't really reflect the care your loved one is getting on that particular day and particular time," Lisa Jones of the Bureau of Licensure and Certification says. She's in charge of inspecting every nursing home here in Las Vegas and says all have passed the same guidelines whether they're profit or not.  

She says if you really want to pick the best care for your loved one check out facility yourself and go with your gut feeling.

"I would look for how the residents are generally groomed; how they're cared for; if they're involved in activities; and if they're up for meals," Jones says.

Goldie's home is a for-profit nursing facility but she has no complaints. She says her next project is making bookmarks for the entire staff.

The Bureau of Licensure and Certifications says none of the nursing homes have been given any bad reviews. They have been a few given a few citations but all have passed their inspections fine whether they're non-profit or not.

If you'd like to see the review and remarks on all the nursing homes here in southern Nevada the Bureau of Licensure and Certification has website with their results.

Go to our website for a complete link.
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