Wow I could have written this myself. I also am in LTC and so in love with it (sarcastic) I am going into computers. I have been an LPN for 25 years the last 10 years have been in LTC, not sure if it's the LTC or nursing in general but I'm really over nursing. It's all about the money, how they (corporate) can save money and keep the minimum of staff, while taking care of the patients. We work with little supplies and have learned to make do, but let state come in and we have everything, extra staff, extra supplies and extra help. I don't really blame the businesses, SNF, ALF, etc but the government. The people making the laws, regulations etc have probably never worked a day on the floor, have never had to tell a patient we dont' have any more wash cloths, no evening snacks, etc. Not that it happens all the time, but it shouldn't happen at all. I don't know what the answer is, but when you have 1 LPN and 3 or 4 CNAs for 60 patients, even if it is on the night shift, how can they expect the proper care to be given?!! It's going to end up costing us all more in the long run, there will be more falls, more law suits, more laws, more regulations, less staff, more money, more falls, more law suits, just like a vicious circle. I have written several articles for the editorial of our local paper, but never turned them in, because the persons that really need to read them, will never see theirselves in what they read. So would a documentary really change anything? Don't know, but maybe if you got enough health care staff involved we could affect a change at the government level and make life better for our patients and ourselves. Count me in.