On March 15, 2021, the California Attorney General sued Brookdale Senior Living alleging that the organization manipulated the Medicare Nursing Home Compare quality star rating system by submitting falsified staffing data. The state alleged that until April 2018, the organization exaggerated the number of hours worked by registered nurses, which inflated its staffing ratios and quality rating. The state’s complaint pertains to Brookdale's current and former California skilled nursing facilities located in the cities of Bakersfield, Camarillo, Carlsbad, Northridge, Rancho Mirage, San Diego, San Dimas, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Rosa, and Yorba Linda. Until 2018, the Centers for . . .
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