Category: Staffing

Funds for Safe Staffing?

Workforce Shortages The severe shortage of nursing-home workers is largely due to low wages and poor working conditions. The $1.7 trillion congressional year-end spending bill had many provisions to help the nursing home industry. Hopefully, they can finally provide the staff necessary to meet the needs and safety of the residents. The omnibus spending package would include

Safe Staffing in NY

New York will enforce the 2021 state law establishing safe staffing minimums at nursing homes. State law requires nursing homes to staff to 3.5 hours of care per resident per day by a certified nurse aide, licensed practical nurse and registered nurse. Studies show 4.1. hours of direct patient care is needed per day per

Cost of Health Care

Total expenditures for nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) fell last year. Nursing care facility and CCRC expenditures rang in at $181.3 billion last year, compared with $196.9 billion in 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, expenditures in this sector had grown by 13.1%. While nursing care facilities and CCRCs received fewer dollars

How to Choose a Home?

According to a recent study by Genworth Financial, the median cost of nursing home care in the United States was $8,910 per month for a private room and $7,800 per month for a semi-private room in 2021. These costs are significantly higher than your average mortgage or credit card bills and they can be a hefty

Diversion of Funds

Related entities New York’s Attorney General Letitia James filed a detailed lawsuit against Bent Philipson. Bent Philipson is an infamous nursing home owner/operator. He and his family own and control 163 facilities across 18 states including the Peachtree Centre in Gaffney, S.C. The new suit shows how one can divert millions of dollars in government

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Class action Unsafe staffing with unqualified caregivers causes the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. Every day we allow it to happen. For example, a North Carolina lawsuit from May 2021 blames the Citadel of Salisbury’s owners for unsafe staffing causing harm to residents. Plaintiffs’ claim that the owners of the Citadel of Salisbury should


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