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Nursing homes: Elderly protection still needed


Jackson, MS - While it's good news that increased inspections by the state Department of Health has led to a Jackson nursing home passing inspections, it underscores the need for greater public scrutiny of elderly care.

The Hinds County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received poor marks in March when inspectors found nonflushing toilets, feces smeared on toilets, malfunctioning plumbing, and other issues.

The nursing home also got bad marks in 2004, 2005 and 2006. But all problems have been rectified, according to inspection records obtained by The Clarion-Ledger through an Open Records Act request.

January 18, 2008

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