What's really criminal is the short-staffing in many LTC facilities. Although it may be in the policy and procedure manual and/or in the resident's care plan to do a 2-person transfer, if there's no one around to help, the staff member must either wait until someone is available or attempt to do the transfer alone.
I worked in a LTC facility that had 50 beds and only three staff (2 CNAs, one nurse) at night. There were two sections in the facility and each CNA would staff a section, getting the other or the nurse to help if needed. If one person was busy with another resident and the other was (heaven forbid!) on a break, the remaining person was pretty much stuck---or the resident would have to wait.
Of course if residents complained if we didn't answer the call lights promptly, we would be yelled at by management. If someone fell because there wasn't enough staff to safely transfer a resident, we would be yelled at by management. If we didn't take our (unpaid) breaks and cost the facility extra money for overtime, we would get yelled at by the management.
How many people have to fall and get injured---or die---before LTC facilities finally get the concept of adequate staffing?