Well, the heat is off, state is gone, and we passed survey. So much for the good ol' days. As soon as they exited the building and adm. was assured that we'd passed, the cut backs began.
With adequate staffing, we've had no incident reports, no incident-related hospital trips, major decrease in skin breakdown and skin tears. Now we're headed down the same path that brought state to our doorstep to begin with; increased falls, breakdown, family complaints.
I looked on the net for SOME sort of government guidance on staffing ratios. I know there isn't a law at this time, but you would have thought they'd atleast have some sort of recommendation for families to look for when comparing nursing facilities.
Color me depressed, Gang. Here I was so proud of the achievements that we've made in the past few months, and in the end it was just a dustcover to appease state, not improve resident care.