ALERT: Health Risks for Your Loved Ones

Cutting bedside care by 18 minutes per day for each resident can have serious and even catastrophic consequences for them.

Without adequate, hands-on care, residents are subject to:

  • Reduced monitoring, which may increase falls, infections and even cause premature death
  • Infrequent repositioning, which increases risk of bedsores
  • Less time to assist residents with eating, which can cause malnutrition and dehydration
  • Reduced personal interaction

These health risks were commonplace in Florida until we passed a landmark safe staffing law in 2001 with bipartisan support greatly improving care in our state.

Safe staffing must remain a top priority to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided to our seniors and people living with a disability.

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