Category: Staffing

Conviction of CNA

Fox Carolina reported that South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson reported a former nursing home employee was found guilty of sex crimes against a nursing home resident.  Towodi T. Shequoyah (@TowodiShequoyah)/ Twitter aka Tony Sequeyah has worked at several nursing homes including Peachtree Centre in Gaffney. He finally got convicted while working as a Licensed

The Cost of Care in America

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home in the U.S. is $7,908 per month or $260 per day. The average cost of a private room is even higher at $9,034 per month or $297 per day. Nursing home residents are not getting the quality,

Turnover and Retention

Research has shown that the turnover rates of NH administrators (NHA) and directors of nursing (DON) have a direct impact on overall quality.  Turnover is a result of mismanagement and negative culture. Nursing homes can improve staff retention with better communication, increasing wages, enhancing shift differentials, and providing health benefits. The facility culture matters. “While nursing

No Country for Old People

From Consumer Voice: In No Country for Old People, a documentary, a filmmaker chronicles the last 6 months of her mother’s life in a five-star nursing home and discovers the system designed to protect our most vulnerable is actually a complex and opaque system that puts profit over people. Through interviews with dozens of experts, No Country

Safe Staffing is Possible

The Consumer Voice published a report looking at staffing at For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Nursing Homes. Since President Biden announced the implementation of a minimum staffing standard in February 2022, the nursing home industry has voiced strong opposition, claiming that it would be unable to meet a staffing standard. Now that the proposed rule has been announced, the for-profit lobbying


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