SHORTAGE OF NURSES IN TEXAS AFFECTING NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED-LIVING FACILITIES, NOW CALLS LAW MAKERS TO FIX IT

SHORTAGE OF NURSES IN TEXAS AFFECTING NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED-LIVING FACILITIES, NOW CALLS LAW MAKERS TO FIX IT

The present nursing shortage in Texas deliberately puts nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the risk of having low-quality care, therefore calling lawmakers to fix it.

Texas Health Care Association states there is a shortage of nurses and it is calling on lawmakers to fix the issue.

This problem is affecting more than 3,000 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the state, including some of the 55 here in East Texas, the association added.

In an article, Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association, said, "This is an issue we have to address because it's an issue that's affecting us today."

"But equally important, it's an issue that will affect us tomorrow. And the data would suggest it's only going to get worse, "he furtherly added.

It was reported that the turnover rate for long-term care is 90% and even much higher for nurse assistants and licensed vocational nurses.

Experts say this issue isn't new at all, but they want lawmakers to help solve it.

May it be in nursing home facilities or at health care institutions, presence of nurses are greatly needed. These professionals are not just front liners of healthcare, but also promising stewards of superior health growth in the community.

The nursing shortage is still on its alarming limit, that’s why Erudite Nursing Institute™ is still on its tracks of enrolling nursing aspirants to be effectively high-performing experts of health management.

 

LINK SOURCE:

http://www.easttexasmatters.com/news/local-news/nursing-shortage-in-texas-affecting-nursing-homes-assisted-living-facilities/1218413191

 


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