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Ohio State Ombudsman, Beverley Laubert, is interviewed by News5 about Ohio nursing home quality

May 12, 2017

News5 Cleveland published an article titled, "How some Ohio nursing homes are putting the lives of society's most vulnerable at risk." The article discusses violations nursing facilities in Ohio have received such as issues with administering medication, preventing falls and failing to report alleged abuse. Beverley Laubert, the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, told the station she is frustrated by staffing levels, turnover rate and employee education at nursing homes. Nursing home complaints to her office increased 6,700 in 2013 to 8,700 in 2015. “We really have a variety of problems that we see,” said Laubert, who works with the Ohio Department of Health looking into quality of care in nursing homes. “I would like to see more focused training. I would like to see greater accountability for staffing numbers.”

Read the article here. Watch the YouTube link to the video here.