Lawmakers Trying to Put Nurses Back In Nursing Homes

A question is rising amongst lawmakers and nursing home care advocators alike. The question is, where are the nurses? As lawmakers emphasize the nursing in nursing homes, they are left wondering why there was ever a law passed in 1987 to allow nursing homes to reduce registered nurse staffing to just 8 hours a day. Now they want to reverse the law.

“It’s something advocates have wanted to return to ever since,” said the director of public policy and advocacy for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. “I think most people will be both shocked and appalled that there’s not an R.N. on duty around the clock.” For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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