Category: Staffing

Support the Staff

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society announced a vaccination mandate for all employees.  Good Samaritan is the largest non-profit multi-site senior care organization based on nursing care in the 2020. Randy Bury, president and CEO of Good Samaritan discussed the decision with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. He insists the policy will help the chain attract and

Death and Staffing

Excess Deaths DHHS reported a 32 percent increase in deaths among Medicare patients in U.S. nursing homes last year. There were 169,291 more deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes in 2020 than in 2019. About 40% had COVID-19. Compared with 2019, death rates were higher every month last year, with two spikes, in April

Unsafe Staffing Remains

Unsafe Staffing The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country.  They released of a recent survey of nursing home and assisted living providers. The results  show the urgent need to increase staffing by providing a living wage and

Broken System

Broken System “The system is broken. Covid didn’t make it dysfunctional, but Covid showed that it was broken and dysfunctional. We are center stage, in the spotlight — whether we like it or not.” -advocate Robert Kramer Suzy Khimm is a national investigative reporter for NBC News based in Washington, D.C. She wrote a great

SavaSeniorCare Settles

Systemic Siphoning United States Department of Justice issued a press release on the SavaSeniorCare False Claims Act settlement. The lawsuits allege that Sava submitted false claims for rehabilitation therapy services by engaging in a systematic effort to increase its Medicare billings. “Too many unscrupulous nursing homes operators seek maximum profit by routinely inflating bills while

Abuse of Power

Caregivers have a lot of control and power over our loved ones. We expect them to be caring, competent, and conscious. Selling or stealing narcotics, opioids, and other medication is an abuse of power. Dangerous Opioids Fox4KC reported an investigation into heroin overdoses at a nursing home in St. Louis. Police discovered a nurse supplied

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