“The LTC industry should be ashamed,” by Buffy Howard, McKnight’s LTC News

“Long-term care company: How did you not commit to building up your talent? To keeping them plush and pliable so they are bursting with that initial joy and desire to help others. Do you remember how joyful and young and vibrant they looked that day you interviewed prospects? It was obvious they were the pick of the litter. You thought to yourself: ‘I’m going to get tons of mileage out of this one.’ Yeah. You sure as hell did.  This nurse isn’t the only one. There are so many of us leaving long term care. We are LEAVING the industry.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Misdirected desperation and ire. The real problem is that nursing homes depend on Medicaid and Medicaid pays less than the cost of the care. Nurses and CNAs make up the difference paying for it with exhaustion, frustration, anger and often, injury.

The LTC industry should be ashamed