Unfortunately it seems that we, as nurses are forced to slight our country's greatest national resource. Our older population members that are in our country's nursing homes for whatever reason are not getting the care that even the state has mandated.
If anyone is able to give even an hour of care they are very fortunate.
The word Business has taken the word Home out of nursing homes.
How sad is that?
More regulations and less help for our folks.
I realize that salary certainly enters into the equasion, but the word greed also seems to be there. It seems that some of those who manage nursing homes have ot the slightest idea of what they are asking staff to do. For the most part they are spread out like fat on a hot griddle and leave work feeling sadness at what they have not accomplished.
I think that if Nurses where able to manage and run these facilities the salaries and care time would be more realistic.
When I was working as a Charge Nurse at a facility I went home with a pile of paper work and took supper once that I remember.
People forget that the families of our patients are our patients also.
It goes on and on and only a nurse would know how unrealistic these Lay people can be.
Enough of my prattling. I agree with you all ,but only wish thatr there was something that could be done to fix this growing problem.