Everything listed under: nursing home staff shortage

  • Senate Advances Bill that would Require Conspicuous Daily Staff Reports for Nursing Homes

    One state’s senate just progressed a bill that would require all nursing home facilities in this state to conspicuously report in writing the facility’s daily staffing levels. According to the proposal, publicly posting the number of staff present might incentivize facilities to employ a minimum number of staff in efforts to appear safer. The bill’s purpose is to cure or improve the extremely low ratios of current nursing home staff to residents.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Union Workers Go On Strike Due To Understaffing Of Facility

    Union workers at a nursing home facility went on strike for two weeks to protest understaffing and mismanagement of the nursing home. The nursing home workers say the owner is pushing them to work double shifts and spending less on staffing to save money for profits. The facility had to hire temporary workers during the strike. “This facility is making profits at three times the statewide average," said a union representative.   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 Chain Owns Most Understaffed Facilities In One State

    One nursing home chain is responsible for 10 out of 18 nursing home ranked as the most understaffed in one state. The recommended hours per nursing home patient per day for nursing staff is 4.1. However, the average hours of the nursing homes under chain ownership are averaging less than 3 hours per patient day, with the lowest being 2.77 hours.The nursing home chain is the second largest in the United States, with more than 500 facilities owned.   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...