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Charting Nursing Care Facility Problems ... And Solutions

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Senior citizens do physical therapy at the Glendale Gardens Adult Day Health Care center in Glendale, Calif. Senior health care benefits could come to an end if proposed budget cuts are carried out to help reverse California's $28 billion deficit

Patricia McGinnis, executive director of California Advocated for Nursing Home Reform, discusses the problems in the nursing care industry.

We shouldn't have a for-profit healthcare system. It doesn't work. You're always going to be answerable to your investors and to your own pocket. And not to the residents that you're serving.

McGinnis cofounded California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform in 1983.

Click the audio player above to listen to the full interview.

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