Everything listed under: nursing home staffing

  • New Nursing Home Staffing Study Reiterates Need for Appropriate Staffing

    A new study has been released which reiterates the strong need for adequate nursing home staff counts.   According to the study, nurses and other various nursing staff are leaving their jobs at nursing homes because of the dire effects low staffing causes.   Low staff counts have been contributing to more hours working under high stress, leading to job dissatisfaction and burn-out.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home in State of Immediate Jeopardy for Failure to Investigate Claims of Abuse

    Inspectors are claiming one nursing home for veterans failed on numerous occasions to efficiently and effectively investigate reports of resident abuse. Among these claims, injuries such as fractures, bleeding, and resident on resident abuse were not comprehensively investigated. In addition to untimely or non-existent abuse investigations, inspectors also believe some reports were toned down in order to make the facility look less deficient.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Owners Plead Guilty To Understaffing In Connection With Patient Death

    Nursing home owners have pleaded guilty to allowing a nursing home to be understaffed in connection with a patient's death. The patient was left in a recliner for more than 41 hours without medical care in 2016. The nursing home received new owners the following year. The convicted owners that allowed the insufficient staffing will be sentenced next month.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes In One State Prove To Overinflate Reported Staffing Numbers

    Nursing homes in one state have inflated their star rating to appear to have a higher ratings in the areas of staffing and quality measures. The staffing and quality measures are self-reported by facilities leaving room for inflation and inaccuracies. The facilities are motivated to report higher staffing rates to achieve higher ratings.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Staffing Shortage Worsening

    Nursing homes are experiencing an increasing shortage of staff according to nursing home administration in one state. Many nursing homes struggle with staffing shortages, which lead to neglect of patients. However, this is the worst it has been according to a nursing home CEO, "I will tell you in the 20 years I've done this, staffing has been an issue.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Falsifies Staffing Ratios, Lawsuit Filed

    The attorney general's office in one state has filed a lawsuit against a nursing home company for advertising high "staff-to-patient" ratios without fulfilling them. The nursing home did not properly staff enough CNA's to service the patients will daily care needed. When surveyors visited facilities, the nursing home increased floor staff with administrative staff to give the appearance of higher levels of direct patient care staffing. “In reality, when DOH surveyo...  Read More...

  • Family Photographs Evidence Of Nursing Home Abuse, Files Lawsuit

    The family of a loved one has filed a lawsuit against a nursing home after a patient was photographed sitting in feces. She also had feces smeared on her face. The family is filing the lawsuit without the patient's name in hopes of reserving some of her dignity.   Read More...

  • Searchable Database Available To Determine Staffing Inflation

    Nearly half of all nursing homes inflate reports of staffing to show higher staffing levels than are the reality in their nursing home facilities. A database is available for individuals to search to identify the variation of staffing levels reported during annual surveys and those reported to Medicare and Medicaid for reimbursements. The database houses over 11.000 nursing homes. To database is searchable by state and county, for listings featured in the database.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Staffing Levels In Question

    Nursing homes in one state may not have proper accountability for staffing levels. Auditors determined that not all nursing homes out of compliance with the standard requirement of hours of care per patient were cited for the violations.  Nursing homes are to be held accountable for staffing inadequacies based on the regulatory standard. “In some cases, we also found that when (the department) completed its staffing reviews, insufficient documentation was obtained to support the ...  Read More...

  • Judge Denies Dismissal Of Nursing Home Lawsuit

    A judge has declined to dismiss a nursing home lawsuit citing inadequate care in multiple nursing homes under a nursing home chain ownership. The case has been launched by the state's attorney general alleging that low staffing ratios are the main culprit for lack of care. The nursing home chain attempted to have the case dismissed.The judge did not budge on the lawsuit and is allowing the prosecutors to move forward in trying the case.   Read More...