There was a great story on NPR last night about nursing home care in America:

In a large sampling of Medicare patients discharged from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities in one year, roughly a third of the patients were harmed by their treatment in the nursing homes, the study found. Most of that harm could have been prevented.

[T]he officials say […] misjudgments and ignorance [were] found repeatedly in their analysis.
A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment