With lower hospitalization rates and more discharges home, not-for-profits like Northern Services are a positive choice for short-term rehab and long-term care. They
have a great nursing-staff-to-patient ratio and all profits after expenses are paid back into the facility—money spent on nursing staff, food, and other key quality-of-life
Nurses who work in nonprofit nursing homes are consistently satisfied with their jobs. A staff that’s less stressed out generally provides improved care. And content staff
members tend to remain longer at a facility. Low turnover rates mean that residents can bond with the nurses and other staff that provide their care.
Not only do nonprofit nursing homes have, on average, lower hospitalization rates, research also shows that they have fewer cases of pressure ulcers, and lower rates of
restraints. Patients appear to heal better in nonprofit nursing homes and are more likely to return to their own homes faster.