Category: Staffing

Staffing Shortages

For-Profit Ownership is the Problem As a long-time nursing home attorney, I can assure you that for-profit chains have lower quality of care. A new study verifies the obvious. Evidentiary findings published in the Journal of Long-Term Care serve as the latest evidence against for-profit management of nursing homes. Dozens of studies prove the negative relationship

Mandatory Vaccinations?

Mandate Vaccine Shots? Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show an average of 79% of residents in nursing homes have gotten their vaccine shots. However, just 56% of caregivers in long-term care facilities have been vaccinated. Only 1 in 5 facilities achieved an industry target of getting 75 percent of their health

Stealing Drugs

Two caregivers of Quillen Manor Independent & Assisted Living in Fountain Inn face criminal charges for stealing drugs from residents. A Greenville County Grand Jury indicted Kelly Michelle Morgan also known as Kelly Morgan-Cardinale, and Bryanna Marie Govin. The charges include stealing prescription medications from nursing home residents. How horrible. Investigators discovered that both women

Hazard Pay for Managers?

Underappreciated The Wall Street Journal reported that senior managers in some New Jersey VA nursing homes received Covid-19-related hazard pay despite earning too much to qualify. Obviously, the federal funds were for lower-level state employees who worked in dangerous conditions taking care of Covid-19 residents. The payroll records show caregivers got far less than these

ReNew Health Group

Unqualified Leadership LAist had an incredible article called “Immediate Jeopardy: Death and Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain.”             The article begins by discussing three cases  involving neglect and abuse within three different nursing homes. The connecting link is ReNew Health Group which own and operate the facilities. The owner, Crystal Solorzano, may be

Provider Relief Fund

The Biden Administration will allow nursing facilities can use Provider Relief Fund payments for expenses that date back to Jan. 1, 2020. Industry lobbyist LeadingAge issued a report arguing a provider who received a PRF payment can submit for lost revenue or “uncompensated” expenses. This flexibility is ripe for waste, fraud, and abuse. Providers who

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