Study Suggests “White Flight” In U.S. Nursing Homes

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Nursing Home white flightWhile nursing home admissions is on the rise for Black, Latino and Asian elders, admissions for white elders fell 10 percent causing some to ask is there white flight in nursing homes.

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A new study published in Health Affairs, a journal on health policy thought and research, suggests the trend may be driven largely by demographics and disparity.

Nursing homes located in areas with high proportions of ethnic minorities are often of poorer quality and more likely to shut down than those located in high-income areas, previous research has shown.

Read more at the Grio.

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