Monday, November 12, 2007

Silent shame.- In Other's Hands

Wisonsin- USA Dean Mosiman608-252-6141

Every year, more elderly move into nursing homes and other long-term care facilities -- dependent on the skill and dedication of nurses, aides and others.

Now the aging baby boom generation is poised to further stretch a system that becomes dangerous when homes don't have enough staff, don't train workers well and suffer from high turnover, experts said.

• In 2006 in Wisconsin, more than one in four nursing homes --well above the national average ? were cited for causing actual harm to vulnerable residents or putting them in immediate jeopardy, new federal data shows.

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