“‘Didn’t give a damn’: Inside a ravaged Spanish nursing home”
“Spain’s more than 19,000 nursing home deaths, a horrendous toll of the aged, are the most across Europe. And it’s led to soul-searching over its elder-care system, particularly public nursing homes operated by private firms that seek to turn profits quickly by cutting staff, expenses and some say care to the bone, reports Aritz Parra from Madrid.
“An AP investigation into one such home in the capital where 42 people died found cost-cutting and deficiencies in care both before and after the pandemic.
”’They didn’t give a damn,” says a nurse about one of the private firms.