Floridians across the state have been dealt a heavy blow as staffing shortages in nursing homes lead to dangerously low wages for workers and health risks for residents. Despite an effort from state lawmakers to ensure long-term healthcare facilities receiving Medicaid money pay their workers a minimum wage of $15 an hour, legal disagreements over who should receive this compensation can halt the process. This severe shortage of available nurses and other caretakers have dire consequences for those seeking quality care for their loved ones.
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, between February 2020 and November 2021, more than 410,000 healthcare staff were lost nationwide due to these added stresses during the pandemic. This shortage has been felt across the industry. An organization recently reported that 85% of its nursing home members limited admissions because they did not have enough staff.
At Beltz & Beltz, we specialize in nursing home abuse and assisted living facility injuries in order to provide justice for those in need. Our team understands the physical, emotional and financial turmoil caused by these situations and is devoted to providing exemplary service every step of the way – from advice about potential legal options available through representation in court if necessary.
If you or someone you know has been affected by nursing home abuse or injury at an assisted living facility, don’t wait – contact us today at Beltz & Beltz to learn more about our services and what we can do for you!