# 10 NURSING HOME TRANSFER TRAUMA – PART II
WINTER 1976 [SEE COMMENTS # 7]
Building on the Spring 1975 Quarterly, this issue notes the recent nursing home scandal involving manipulation of the reimbursement rates based on multiple transfer of ownership of the homes for the benefit of the owners. These transfers of ownership were often accompanied by transfers of patients caused by ownership changes. Transfers of residents often caused trauma which led to illness and death when not done properly.
Case histories are included along with recognition of the then active Gray Panthers, a consumer activist group fighting for seniors rights. Details of actions taken with the support of the CCHAS by various legal and other organizations were outlined in each case study. Understanding that institutional care was not the only way, CCAHS understood that while not perfect, there were ways to ensure resident safety including the formation of links to the residents from within and without the nursing home walls; including internal consumer councils and other methods to give a voice to residents and by outside organizations adopting a nursing home and performing regular visitations and programs for the benefit of the residents.