Underpaid Nursing Home Staff Has Double Dangers: Resident and Staff Abuse

Nursing home staff members are the front lines of long term care in the national nursing home system. However, nursing home staff members are often underpaid for their jobs and some nursing home staff members are not sufficiently trained to be safe and effective caregivers. A recent article shows a flip side to the nursing home industry’s low wages: underpaid nursing home staff often cause nursing home abuse and neglect. However, some nursing staff are abused and neglected in nursing homes. A recent survey exposed that nearly half of all nursing staff had experienced bullying on the job and 2/3 had been intimidated on the job. This other side raises serious concerns for nursing home resident care and should expose the dangers that nursing home owners and management create when they do not pay their staff members adequately.

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