A new report by Families for Better Care shows conclusive evidence that when nursing homes hire enough staff to care for residents, inspection performance is vastly improved in Florida’s nursing homes.
Certified Nursing Assistants are called the front line of the nursing industry, and that implies more than you would think: Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that nursing assistants are injured more than any other occupation – more than warehouse workers, truckers and stock clerks.
Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.
Will your mom or dad get proper treatment in a nursing home or end up just another head in a bed?
The state Department of Health is investigating staffing levels and living conditions for seniors at Sapphire Nursing and Rehab at Goshen, amid calls by local politicians to do so.
In the contentious 2011 budget, Ohio’s lawmakers negotiated a little-known concession with one of the most powerful statehouse forces, the nursing home lobby. The results of that deal play out daily in nursing homes across the state.
“I was over there with my mom on Monday night, and she rang her call bell to go to the bathroom and it took them 20 minutes, it took them 20 minutes to get in there.”
Miami mayor calls for tougher accountability of Florida nursing homes.
As a bill that would enable assisted living residents or their representatives to install cameras in their rooms moves through the legislative process in Utah, advocates for providers and residents both agree that it is not the ultimate solution for addressing incidents of theft, abuse and neglect that lead some lawmakers and consumers to pursue such measures in the first place.
As the state’s population ages and life expectancy improves, care for the elderly is a significant concern that will grow increasingly important with each passing year.