Family Holidays

Guide to planning seasonal celebrations

Voters' Voices

Jobs, the economy and the 2004 presidential election

Holiday Movie Preview 2004

Multimedia slide show with capsule previews of upcoming films

Standardized Testing 101

A primer for parents

Deadly Weapons in Dangerous Hands

Special report about weapons of mass destruction

Losing Ground

Special report: Wetlands' demise ripples across nation

Iraq: After Saddam

Continuing coverage of the conflict in Iraq

Get patient care quality ratings for
16,000 nursing homes nationwide
About the project authors

Gannett News Service

Larry Wheeler and Robert Benincasa spent four months analyzing data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and researching ways to untangle the maze of government regulation for readers.

Larry Wheeler
Wheeler, 45, is an award-winning Gannett News Service reporter who has been covering Congress and federal issues in Washington since 1992. He specializes in issues that affect older Americans, including the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs.

Robert Benincasa
Benincasa, 41, is database and special projects editor at GNS and previously covered health care policy for The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press.


Analysis finds clusters
of nursing home violations by state, ownership
Nursing homes with unblemished records are rare
Nursing home enforcement efforts questioned
Tips on choosing a nursing home
Nursing home analysis used federal records, statistical tools
Nursing home terminology steeped in bureacracy
Resources on the Web to learn more about nursing home care

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