Less Money, More Abuse - How a Bad Economy Increases Elder Abuse

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Texas faces a nursing home funding crisis that has been going on for years but only threatens to get worse. The state currently rates 49th in the nation in Medicaid funding, which pays for about two-thirds of Texas nursing home residents, or 60,000 people. The state is fourth in the nation in aggregate underfunding for residents. A recent analysis of the Medicaid program noted that the funding outlook for Texas nursing homes in 2010 and 2011 is “bleak.” Dallas nursing home abuse lawyers note that incidents of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect continue to rise.

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