Category: Staffing

Limiting Profits?

Skilled Nursing News reported New York’s new law limiting nursing home profits. However, large chains manipulate financial documents to look unprofitable so this law will have little effect. The new rules attempt to exclude expenses to any related party transaction or compensation that exceeds fair market value. “Facilities have put profits over care for far

Invest in CNAs

Certified Nurse Aides Systemic structural issues in nursing homes from infection control to unsafe staffing levels must be solved to provide quality care. Nursing home operators for years have pointed to staffing as one of their biggest challenges. A study using payroll-based journal (PBJ) data from nursing homes found that the median turnover rate at

Demand for Quality

Skilled Nursing News reported a new and surprising advocate for safe, quality care at nursing homes: Investment firms! They are demanding better care because it will better guarantee their investment. Here are the demands they made regarding staffing: Adhere to best practices of safe staffing levels. Ensure adequate staff organization, appropriate working hours and protection

Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and retention is a fancy name for preventing high turnover of caregivers. High turnover negatively affects the quality of care. Extraordinarily high turnover at nursing homes contributes to neglect and abuse. Now, a new report proves that failure to recruit and retain caregivers caused deaths during the pandemic. Between 2017 and 2018, median turnover

Profit Margin

Hiding Profits Experts recently met to discuss potential solutions and regulations for the nursing home industry. Experts and consumer advocates want to increase transparency, quality, and accountability in the industry.  The journal Health Affairs published the discussion. Profit margin and diversion of funds to related entities were major topics. Corporate chains often siphon funds to

The First Domino

False Staffing Numbers The first domino has fallen in a fraudulent scheme to defraud taxpayers. Nursing homes provided false staffing numbers to meet safe staffing standards as required. In September, investigators searched Mount Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Now, the former administrator was indicted. She is accused of scheming


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