The newspaper's study reports thousands of patients are not getting the care they need at nursing homes due to a shortage in certified nurses' aides.
But local experts say this data is not conclusive, and many times, elderly patients face malnutrition and dehydration as a part of aging, especially when they have multiple medical problems.
Michigan is also one of a few states that require a specific aid to patient ratio. This prevents workers from getting too busy to feed or bathe patients.
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