Rally set to improve condition of nursing homes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers is hosting a rally and a legislative study on the condition of the state’s nursing homes after Oklahoma recently received an “F” grade in a national ranking of the states.

A rally to improve the condition of the state’s nursing homes will begin at noon Wednesday on the south steps of the Capitol. That will be followed by an afternoon study that will include a presentation from the executive director of Families for Better Care. The Florida-based nonprofit recently released a study that ranked Oklahoma 48th among the 50 states in nursing home care.

The study ranked Oklahoma last among all states in the amount of professional nursing care the average resident gets each day, with less than 29 minutes.

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