The nationwide shortages facing nursing homes have dire effects for the truly dedicated employees.
A Cincinatti newspaper recently reported a nurse’s account of her employment at a local nursing home. The nurse, a registered LPN, states that the long shifts with overwhelming duties and little support staff burnt her out. She adds that she will stay away from nursing homes in future employment endeavors.
The staffing shortages hurt patients because they do not receive specialized care. Additionally, the stress of working in an understaffed nursing home may be scaring away the qualified and dedicated employees and steering them to different fields.