It’s time to end short-staffing in nursing homes: Tell your legislator to vote YES for A382/S1612
Patients in New Jersey nursing homes are facing a dangerous short-staffing crisis. Data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show that:
- New Jersey nursing homes rank among the worst in the nation (44th) for certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing hours per patient. CNAs play a unique and critical role among nursing staff, as they provide all the direct bedside care—including feeding, dressing, washing, and repositioning patients to prevent bed sores.
- Nursing home patients are diagnosed with bed sores at a higher rate in New Jersey than in most other states.
- NJ nursing homes use physical restraints more often on patients than in most other states.
- Dozens of nursing homes across NJ which have below-average staffing levels for nursing aides earned a combined $83 million in profit during the most recent reporting year.
Our loved ones cannot be put in jeopardy any longer. Short staffing is dangerous and must stop. Tell your state legislator to vote YES on Assembly Bill 382 / Senate Bill 1612 and sign the petition below!