Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

Nursing homes have manipulated the influential star system in ways that have masked deep problems — and left them unprepared for COVID-19

Carrie Johnson was recuperating at Brookdale Richmond Place in Lexington, Ky., after spinal fusion surgery. An untreated infection left her unable to walk or even stand. Photo: Jessica Ebelhar for The New York Times
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