June 24, 2014
We know that higher levels of staffing lead to better care, but the federal government does not require nursing homes to have at least a minimum number of staff on duty. As a result, every day across the country there are nursing home residents who aren’t getting the care they need because there aren’t enough aides and nurses. Understaffing harms nursing home residents and can lead to pressure ulcers (bedsores), infections, malnutrition, dehydration and injuries from falls.
We need your help in reaching out to Congress to advocate for adequate staffing to protect the safety and well-being of nursing home residents. Let your legislators know that our country's most vulnerable citizens deserve no less!
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