I found this article which I feel is a very informative article on the improvements and continuing problems of nursing home care 20 years after the Nursing Home Reform Act. Although some changes have come about, there is still much work to be done.

The Kaiser Family Foundation that examines the progress nursing homes have made over the past 20 years since the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (also known as the Nursing Home Reform Act) became law reports that though the new act has been in place for over 20 years, there has not been a significant enough change.

You can read more the Nursing Home Reform Act and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s study here.