Does obesity lead to more nursing home admission, lower quality of care?

In a study, researchers examined the care that obese older adults receive when they are admitted to nursing homes. The researchers examined 164,256 records of obese people aged 65 or older who were admitted to nursing homes over a two-year period. They also examined the nursing homes’ total number of deficiency citations and quality-of-care deficiencies to determine the quality of care that the homes provided….

In a study, researchers examined the care that obese older adults receive when they are admitted to nursing homes. The researchers examined 164,256 records of obese people aged 65 or older who were admitted to nursing homes over a two-year period. They also examined the nursing homes’ total number of deficiency citations and quality-of-care deficiencies to determine the quality of care that the homes provided….