Residents of a for-profit Worcester skilled nursing facility were subjected to inadequate care and neglect that in some cases left the patients with complex neurological or behavioral conditions languishing and dangerously ill, according to a state watchdog agency.

The conditions found at the facility, Bear Mountain at Worcester, raise new concerns that for-profit nursing care companies prioritize revenue over patient well-being, according to a report released Wednesday by the Disability Law Center in Boston. The report also concluded that state oversight of the nursing home industry is inadequate and that Medicaid financially rewards providers who take in patients with complicated needs without ensuring they receive proper care.

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