Staffing Mandate Ended in Nursing Homes Leading to Plummeting Quality Care: DLP Aims to Ensure Quality Care is Provided

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Date: February 6, 2023

A group of US Senators has recently decided that the push-mandated staffing levels for nursing home care facilities should be terminated. This decision makes the fight for the level of quality care take three steps backward. Understaffing continues to be a crucial issue in the healthcare industry, specifically in nursing home facilities around the world.

By going against this staffing mandate of having at least 4.6 nurse hours per resident each day, they are supporting inadequate care. This 4.6 hours represents the time necessary in order to provide quality care for each resident. Understaffing may be detrimental to residents both physically and mentally. The nursing home environment may be seen as neglectful and rushed rather than a welcoming and caring space.

How Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Can Help

Nurses are given impossible amounts of patients leaving them with the tendency to neglect and abuse patients either out of frustration or simply because they are in a rush to attempt to care for other residents. Nursing home residents are left at risk of receiving the wrong medications and treatment due to carelessness as nursing home staff are given an unfeasible workload. There are constant cases of abuse and neglect within residential nursing homes that will get increasingly worse with no staffing mandate. Dougherty Leventhal and Price will fight for the all-too-common victims of abuse and neglect. If you feel that you or a loved one are experiencing any form of inadequate care in nursing home facilities, reach out to us today. Remember… Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Works Cited

Towhey, Jessica. “Senators call on CMS to end push for mandatory staffing in nursing homes”. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News”, 24 January 2023, https://www.mcknights.com/news/senators-call-on-cms-to-end-push-for-mandatory-staffing-in-nursing-homes/ Accessed 25 January 2023.

Melissa Weber
DLP intern.