EDITORIAL: Indiana’s nursing homes need urgent action from state leaders. 2021. TCA Regional News, Jan 03, 2021. (accessed January 4, 2021).
A series of reports over the last several months by our colleagues at the Indianapolis Star have revealed alarming problems with Indiana’s nursing home system.
Not enough staff. Dangerous conditions. Lack of transparency. Widespread fraud.
The issues, many of which have festered for years, became even more glaring after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and nursing homes in the state were not prepared for the impact.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has vaguely signaled that long-term care reform is on his agenda for 2021, with some broad ideas.
That’s not good enough.
Meanwhile, Indiana lawmakers have granted county hospitals secrecy through exemptions to the state’s public records law. They can get rid of the exemptions county hospitals have used to hide how much their executives are paid and how much nursing home money they divert to hospital projects.
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