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Ohio Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Comment on Staffing Issues in Nursing Homes

April 16, 2019

Beverly Baltes, Volunteer Coordinator in Ohio, discusses being mediators and advocates for residents in a video published by the Dayton Daily News.

In this article Chip Wilkins, Dayton Long-Term Care Ombudsman program director, who advocates for the rights of nursing home residents, said his office frequently has to respond to low staffing complaints.

“I’ve already had three calls this morning about facilities that did not have adequate staffing over the weekend,” Wilkins said Monday morning. “One facility only had two aides working on Saturday and Sunday for a 90-plus bed facility because everyone called off.”

View the article and video here.