UNDERSTAFFED NURSING HOMES
Many nursing homes are focused on one thing…no, not providing good quality health care but their focus in on PROFIT. Profit above all else.
What do nursing homes do to increase profits? They reduce the size and training level of staff. Instead of 15 nurses taking care of 50 residents they will “save” some money (and increase profits) by using 10 nurses to care for 50 residents. Instead of having 3 registered nurses working each shift, they will have one registered nurse doing the same work.
What happens to the residents when the nursing home doesn’t have enough well-trained nurses to care for them? Bad things…really bad things like those described in this article on understaffing.