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Nursing is a noble profession. Alongside the doctors, they strive to improve the overall living standard of their patients by disseminating quality medical care, showing empathy, and addressing their needs. The importance of a competent nursing staff is even more paramount in nursing homes. Here, where the residents, are almost completely dependent upon the expertise of skilled care providers.


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Healthcare Provider Tips

Nursing homes 2002 CMS study

  • Licensed nurse staffing threshold at or above - 60% of Urban and large towns with 1.2 hours per resident per day
  • CNA staffing threshold at or above - 60% of Urban and large towns with 2.8 hours per resident per day

For-profit nursing homes

  • Lowest staffing levels
  • Highest deficiencies
  • Highest harm to residents
  • More total deficiencies
  • Higher profit margins
  • Higher capital-related cost increases
  • Ranked lower on CMS's five star system

Florida Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

  • Elder abuse and neglect up 74% 2011-2016
  • 2016 bed bug infestation - Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Cape Coral caused by understaffing
  • Since 2013 40% were cited atleast once for a serious violation
  • Trump scaled back the use of fines against nursing homes

Texas 

  • Fifty-one percent of the state's 1,193 nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid earned only one or two stars
  • Texas ranks last in U.S. in nursing home care

Georgia

  • 25% have 1 star Medicare rating
  • Second worst after Louisiana

New Hampshire

  • Catholic Charities are in danger of closing due to low Medicaid payments
  • Epsom Manor has an average star rating was on the "Watch-list for Worst in the nation"

Residents who live in understaffed nursing homes are at a greater risk of malnutrition, weight loss, bedsores, and infections.  Their families are noticing and holding facilities responsible.  It's difficult for nursing homes in small towns and rural areas to find qualified staff to fill positions.  Labor costs are very high compared to other costs.   Due to the passing of the Affordable Care Act -that gave more Americans health insurance coverage-, more nurses are needed to provide care to the increased patient population.   Nursing home services demand is expected to grow.  The 65 year old and older population will reach 73 million by 2030, almost double from 40 million in 2010.  In 2020 demand for direct- care workers will increase by 48% resulting in 5 million new jobs. 


 Human resources staff will be challenged to fill the open positions.  Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 signed into law by president Reagan in which include sanctions for denial of payment for Medicaid or Medicare patients.  Between'98 & 2012 Medicaid income for nursing homes dropped from 46%-42% and human resources personnel face an average turnover rate between 80% & 100%, resulting in new advertising, interviews, orientation, and costly training costs.  


One underlying cause of elder abuse and neglect is under-staffing.  


Our solution


We optimize staffing levels and improve quality of care resulting in higher occupancies and increased nursing home's revenue. 


 Also we help nursing homes meet and comply with federal and state direct care staffing requirements or laws thus mitigating risks by servicing your facility whether it's in a small town or a rural area as well as those in cities. 


 We hire nurses in a nursing home's local area or who live closest which increases staffing response rates. 


 All hiring costs are covered by us including;  Our RNs, LPNs and CNAs are prescreened prior to employment which includes:  nursing license profiles in all previous states of residence for prior and current complaints, criminal background checks, national registry of sex offenders check, drug test, a completed physical exam, Hep B vaccination, TB test, OSHA workplace safety training, reliable transportation with clean driver's license and proof of insurance, malpractice insurance, availability for required schedules, active cell phone, and CPR and first aid certification and a scope of practice entrance exam to name a few. 


 These services we offer your nursing home or hospital saves your organization valuable time -so that you can focus on growing your organization - and money and ensures that your facility receives from us the highest standard of quality care to your patients and residents

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