Part of my work as The Dementia Nurse includes advocating for safe staffing ratios in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Owners are notorious for slashing staffing levels in order to increase profits. The end result is that residents suffer, particularly those who are living with dementia. Providing optimal dementia care requires time. When staffing levels are low, there simply is not enough time to provide proper care. Here’s part of an interview I gave while in Washington, DC for the National Nurses for Safe Staffing Ratios Rally at the Capitol.
Wishing you strength, hope, and courage,