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Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage

A breaking article in Newsday (today, September 29), entitled, "Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage" , by author, Martin C. Evans @martincevans, describes that the "91 year-old" Northport, Virginia Center, comprising, "four nursing homes," had "staffing shortages, mismanaged the nurses to fill the gaps and allowed overtime costs to balloon to $1.5 million in 2017," about Read More >>

Nursing Home Update: Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive – LTCCC

From the Long Term Care Community Coalition, August 8, 2018 - Staffing is perhaps the most important factor in a nursing home resident’s quality of care and ability to live with dignity. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have enough qualified care staff. However, in the Read More >>

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years – The New York Times

An article appeared on July 7, 2018, on The New York Times website, entitled, "‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years", by author, Jordan Rau. In the article, Rau indicated, "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 Read More >>

LTCCC News Alert: Latest Data on Nursing Home Staffing Levels & Poorly Performing Nursing Homes

A new (May 1) Issue Alert from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides the following information: "too many nursing homes fail to have enough staff to ensure that residents receive decent care and are able to live with dignity. For many years, verifiable information on a nursing home’s staffing levels were unavailable to the public." Below is the complete text of the Alert (shared by Read More >>