Category: Staffing

Unsafe Staffing Increases Risk of Death

“The results suggest that addressing staffing shortages in nursing homes can save lives.” –author Sushant Joshi, PhD, of the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. Safe nurse staffing means an appropriate number of nurses available to care for patients, with the right education, skills, and experience to ensure that patient care

Protect Caregivers

“It’s all about the money, it has nothing to do with the patients and the care they are getting. It’s a big business.” –Carrie Ortiz WTVR had an interesting article about why nurses are leaving the nursing home industry. Short-staffing causing burn-out and neglect is an epidemic. The article mentions the tragic case of Cassie

Staffing Solution?

87 percent of nursing home providers are struggling with unsafe staffing shortages. Dire staffing shortages require facilities to use expensive nurse agencies. They are expensive because workers get a living wage. The use of agency is hurting profit margins. Staffing complaints, burnout, and turnover are increasing and affecting resident safety. The National Consumer Voice for

Signs of Life

I have been a nursing home attorney representing victims of abuse and neglect for over 25 years. I cannot believe this story. We all know signs of life. NPR reported that caregivers at Water’s Edge Rehab and Nursing Center nursing home on Long Island, N.Y., pronounced a resident dead. They failed to recognize any signs


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