The American Association of Nurses and Midwives has issued a warning about the dangers of nursing homes being built on private property, saying there are many safety risks to building a nursing facility on the same property as a home.
The association issued a report Tuesday titled Nursing Home Safety: Improving Safety for Nurses, Midwives and Physician Assistants.
The report is based on research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is a part of the Department of Justice.
The study found that about 40 percent of the nursing homes studied had at least one safety issue.
The most common problem was a fire that spread to a nearby building.
The report said that nearly one-third of nursing facilities had at-risk occupants, including some that were in the process of being demolished.
The number of safety incidents is lower when nursing homes are on the ground floor, and occupancy rate tends to decline with height, as the nursing home rises, the association said.””
A nursing home’s occupancy rate is one key measure of safety.
The number of safety incidents is lower when nursing homes are on the ground floor, and occupancy rate tends to decline with height, as the nursing home rises, the association said.”
In addition, the nursing facility’s location is often associated with a high rate of occupancy,” the report added.”
The association also believes that there are significant health, safety and economic benefits to nursing homes that have been built on the site of a home for more than 10 years, particularly for elderly and disabled people.
“The association said that if a nursing care facility were to be built on a property owned by a nursing homes, that nursing facility would have to obtain an easement to allow it to build.”
Nursing home construction and maintenance projects on private land require significant engineering and engineering services and are often costly,” the association stated.”
As with all nursing homes built on land, these facilities also may have to pay significant taxes to obtain permission to build and maintain the facility, and these facilities may also face liability for any violations of health, fire and safety codes.
“The report recommends that the public and nursing homes be informed about safety concerns in their buildings and that they contact the federal government to find out if a building has been built using federal funding.”
It is also important that public and state health departments and public agencies learn about the safety and health of their nursing home populations and provide assistance to the nursing facilities to ensure that residents are safe,” the letter said.
A nursing homes website, which states the location of each nursing home, states that the facility can be found at the intersection of the Main Street and Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.