Is LTC really this bad?

  1. Hopefully the moderators won't mind, since I did post this article on the California board ...

    But I was also wondering what you LTC folks thought about this ...

    Two-thirds of the staff in 1,400 California nursing homes quit in 2002. Yikes!

    Is LTC really this bad?

    http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/m...10442632c.html

    :uhoh21:
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jun 5, '04
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  2. 63 Comments

  3. by   Blackcat99
    YES. TLC is that bad.
  4. by   Blackcat99
    OOPS I meant LTC.
  5. by   renerian
    That is horribly scarey!

    renerian :uhoh21:
  6. by   donmomofnine
    I guess it all depends on where you work! I like where I work.
  7. by   obeyacts2
    I believe that stat. I dont work for LTC but I do occasionally do special duty. At one I went to I did two different pts....on a hospice type wing, about 3-4 months apart. Same wing, same shift. In that time frame, all the staff, RNS included changed. Sad thing is, that LTC is the top rated LTC in our county.


    Laura
  8. by   barefootlady
    LTC is better here than in some areas I have visited. We need to realize the elderly have value and dignity. One day we many be in the shoes of so many who depend on us. That thought really scares me.
  9. by   Blackcat99
    Yes I love working with the elderly. Even though working in LTC is a nightmare I will be returning to LTC nursing in August.
  10. by   renerian
    Those of you with LTC experience do you find working for a big chain is worse than working for lets say a mom/pop home?

    I was just curious?

    renerian
  11. by   Sheri257
    Another question: Is low medicare reimbursement the crux of the problem? If you could fix this, what would you do?

  12. by   NursesRmofun
    [font=franklin gothic medium]i have been saying for quite some time that the staffing regulations have to change. from what i understand....there has to be a certain amount of nursing hours per nh (includ. cna, lpn, rn lumped together)...but, the facility admin. can distribute those hrs. in any way they see fit regarding how many of each. plus, there are callins almost daily. cnas are always carrying too heavy a load of residents. the laws and regulations need to change!!!!
  13. by   MickyB-RN
    <<CNAs are always carrying too heavy a load of residents. >>

    This is SO true. And then everyone suffers, the CNA & the residents.



    Kelly
  14. by   donmomofnine
    I work for a not for profit, church affiliated home (CCRC)and it is a wonderful place! I have worked for a chain and it was a nightmare!

    Reimbursement does not work well if you are doing a GOOD job with your residents! You get more reimbursement for PROBLEMS, such as wounds! Not for preventing problmes! :angryfire Go figure!

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