Everything listed under: nursing home staff turnover

  • Government Scores “One Star” Staffing Ratings for Several Nursing Homes in One Area

    Low nurse staffing remains a great problem for nursing homes, especially in one area that received the lowest “grade” from the federal government. Last year, the federal government began rating nursing home facilities based upon their staffing, or lack of, in order for consumers to locate quality nursing home care. Thirty nursing homes in one area received one-star ratings for their staffing, which is considered far below typical.Statistically speaking, low staff counts usually means...  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 Staff Work To Improve Care With Management

    Nursing home staff that are part of a union are interested in working with nursing home management to fix staffing problems related to nursing home care. Staffing shortages and low pay rates of less than $10 an hour are making it difficult for nurses to maintain positions and provide quality care to patients. These concerns are all focused on one particular nursing home.   The nursing home employee union representative believes improvement on staffing would improve overall care.   Read More...