According to the Buffalo News online, a New York nursing home in Buffalo was recently fined for extreme under staffing of a nursing home facility. In January 2020, a habitually low-rated Buffalo nursing home was fined upwards of $7,000 by the state after it failed to have sufficient staff on duty, as well as numerous other violations. In November 2019, the State Health Department fined the assisted living facility Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns, which cares for 110 elderly residents, the maximum allowed because understaffing has been a recurring problem.
At this particular facility, a licensed practical nurse admitted that he sometimes has to cover a unit with more than 30 residents without any assistance from a single certified nurses aide helping. The LPN stated further that as a result he’s unable to complete all of the required checks on residents every two hours, which is the recommended amount.
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