I was at work last night (I work in LTC) and a resident had her tv on to a national news channel. The topic was about Washington stepping into NH care. There was a lady on there who had a family member that had been in an abusive home and was also a nurse herself. I agreed with alot of the program saying that Wasington needs to step in to help out with abuse happening in NHs. What ticked me off was the bit of time I was listening to this program I never heard "not all NH's are like this", I took the tone of the program as "all Nursing Homes". Also what ticked me off was they were pushing part of the abuse off on LPN's! Stating LPN's aren't trained to be in charge and should not be charge nurses. First off it wasn't not that hard to become the one in charge! And I had been a CNA for 6 years, I was used to not being in charge, but I know what my residents need and what has to be done and I do it and/or assign these tasks to my CNAs and make sure they are done. Let's not lay the blame on the Nurse or the nursing staff anymore! Let's start looking at administration! Are they checking out who they hire? Or are they hiring just anybody so they have "bodies" and can say they are up so state resident/staff ratios!?!? Does administration come out on the floor and check into how things are going? How the residents look and feel (mentally and physically)?? What about adminstration bucking up and taking the blame?!!? Why say "well it is the nursing staff's fault"???