We need the disclosure of the names of nursing homes and rehabilitation centers that have either low ratings, high incidences of abuse, neglect or high rates of death. We, the public, are unaware of the ratings of these institutions when we place our loved ones there. They are recommended to us by hospitals upon discharge of elderly relatives, so we naturally believe they are safe.
In 1999, my 76 year old mother died from abuse and neglect in a nursing home in Flemington, NJ. I believed she was getting good care and was just failing. It is too late for my mother, but this information needs to be made public and maybe the stigma and abuse in nursing homes will no longer exist.