Are we getting value?

The United States spends an average of about $13,000 per person every year on health care. Nearly 70% of seniors will need long-term care services as they age, per Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The American health care system maximizes the profits of health care companies at the expense of families’ budgets. No other country comes

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

Assisted Living Facility Costs

Dying Broke, the investigative series, uses KFF polling, original analysis and interviews with experts and impacted individuals and their families to examine the challenges facing families and caregivers in navigating long-term care. The project found that nearly three million older Americans who need long-term help are not receiving it, in large part because of the

Dying Broke is Typical in America

The prospect of dying broke looms as an imminent threat for the boomer generation. The New York Times had an incredible series of articles about the long term care industry called Dying Broke. The series examines how the immense financial costs of long-term care drain older Americans and their families. These highly profitable facilities often

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


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