Elderly Lives Matter
305-670-2000
Call For A Free Consultation

The impact of employee turnover rates on nursing home care

Florida families that decide to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home will likely agonize over the decision for many months before taking action. The safety and happiness of the family member are at stake, and families need to make sure the nursing home they choose will deliver the level of care their loved one deserves. One industry trend that can pose a risk to nursing home residents is the high turnover rate some facilities experience.

High turnover rates

The authors of a recent study point out that the high turnover rates for nursing homes are a real problem. This is one of the main causes of nursing home neglect and can threaten residents’ health. The study examined the turnover rate for more than 15,000 nursing homes in the country. Researchers found that 2020 turnover rates in some places were more than double the norm for past years.

Analysts explain that low pay and other staffing issues have negatively affected the quality of care available to nursing home residents for an extended length of time. However, recent events caused the problem to grow to the point that state lawmakers are taking a closer look at oversight measures.

Problems caused by turnover rates

One problem caused by high turnover rates is an inability to maintain effective infectious control policies. This problem makes it difficult for facilities to control outbreaks whenever a virus or other contagious disease threatens residents.

Many nursing homes point to the lack of Medicaid reimbursement as the source of the problem. The chief medical officer for one large group representing nursing homes says that the recruitment and retention of qualified employees have long been a challenge for nursing homes. The CMO explains that years of pleas for help have gone unanswered.

It is never easy to turn over the care of an elderly family member to a nursing home. But when forced to make this decision, people want to know that the resident receives the appropriate care level.

Archives

FindLaw Network
Honors & Awards
Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite
The Florida Bar Board Certified
National Board of Trial Advocacy NBTA Established 19977
AV Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability tm
AVVO
Rated By Super Lawyers William A. Dean

Let Us Help Your Family Today

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Phone: 305-670-2000
Fax: 305-670-1353
Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.
3323 NE 163 Street, Suite 605
North Miami, FL 33160
Review Us
Review Us