Everything listed under: nursing home staffing concerns

  • Nursing Home Staffing Concerns In One State Brought Before The House

    Nursing homes in one state are revealing a major understaffing epidemic. The epidemic is being blamed for increased abuse and neglect suffered by nursing home patients. Expert testimony was brought before the House of Representatives to address the issue. "Abuse gets more headlines, but neglect has more victims," said the nursing home expert during the hearing.   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 Homes Audited For Staffing Levels

    A state auditor general is auditing nursing homes that previously struggled with adequate staffing to provide quality care to patients. The state department of health was under scrutiny for not properly enforcing rules, citations, and fines. The auditor general detailed his purpose in the audit. "Not only that they're having enough staff, but that they're having enough direct care and enough direct care time, and that the fines are signficant enough that a nursing home doesn...  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...

  • New Nursing Home Staff Reporting System Is Revealing Understaffing

    Nursing home staffing reports required by the CMS are dropping the ratings of some nursing homes. Previously nursing homes had to report staffing for a 2 week period prior to an inspection. This allowed nursing homes to "staff up" for the 2 week period.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Experiencing Staffing Shortages, Allowing Patient Incidents

    Nursing homes in one state are experiencing extremely low staffing with nearly half of the facilities either below or much below the national staffing average for nursing homes. The issue is becoming more public as reporting methods of actual staffing have been updated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to increase accuracy. Facilities historically were able to project staffing and have the facility surveyed on a given date to verify staffing levels.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Investigation For Decreased Staffing

    A nursing home facility is under investigation for the poor quality care it is offering to its patients. The facility has decreased nursing staff by 54% percent in the past few months. Half of its nursing staff was laid off according to the investigative report.   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...