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Virginia Fails to Provide Safe Staffing

Published on February 19th, 2020

Virginia has once again and for the the 16th time ignored the wishes and needs of its citizens for the comfort of campaign contributions from the nursing home industry. A simple proposal to set minimum safe staffing levels for Virginia nursing homes, which are ranked among the nation’s worst for the number of patients per caregiver, has been rejected.  The proposal required just one caregiver for every six residents.  Have you ever tried to take care of six people at once who all needed assistance with activities of daily living?  Good luck.

Residents who need help eating, showering, moving around and going to the bathroom get an average of two hours of direct care staff time a day.  Erin Hines, a certified nurse assistant from the Peninsula, said she often is assigned 20, 30 or 40 patients a shift.

“Call lights are going unanswered because there is no one to answer,” she said.People will keep getting neglected and abused in Virginia until they provide sufficient and safe staffing to meet the needs of the residents.

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