I work in a Veterans Long Term care facility. We have a capacity of 301 residents that are spread out on 6 different units. We have just found out that our staffing is going to be cut. Right now we have (on a "good" day) 16 licensed, and 22 CNAs, for a total of 38 staff. They are going to cut us to 30. Yes, that is still a 10:1 ratio, but the way our facility is laid out (3 units upstairs and 3 downstairs with our Alzheimers unit) this is not going to work. What I am concerned about, when the lawsuits start coming, (and I am sure they will),is my license in Jeopardy as a Supervisor
even though the staffing is mandated by the Health Department?
I hate the thought of leaving the facility but I hate the thought of standing in front of the Nursing Board even more!
Know what I mean???