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BAPTIST NURSING HOME FACTS: THE RISK WE FACE

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Is there enough staff to provide the quality and continuity of care that residents deserve?

Frail And Elderly Nursing Home Residents May Be At Risk Because Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, NY Has Staffing Issues.

  • Baptist Nursing Home underperforms NYS and national averages when it comes to hours per resident day (HRPD) of care delivered by C.N.A.s1
  • In the first 17 weeks of 2017, twenty-seven members of our bargaining unit left their jobs at Baptist.2

Below Average Quality Care Measures

Frail And Elderly Nursing Home Residents May Be At Risk Because Baptist Nursing Home Rates Below Average On Key Quality Care Indicators

  • Baptist Nursing Home exceeds the corresponding state and national averages on the percentage of long-stay residents who experienced one or more falls with a major injury.3
  • Baptist Nursing Home exceeds the corresponding state and national averages on the percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.4
  • Baptist Nursing Home exceeds the corresponding state and national averages on the percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.5
  • Baptist Nursing Home exceeds the corresponding state and national averages on the percentage of long-stay residents who lost too much weight.6

Baptist Health Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
Residents Deserve Better!

We believe that unsatisfactory care indicators like these are related to short staffing and/or frequent staff turnover. These factors have a significant impact on continuity and quality of care and are partly driven by below union market wages and benefits that make it difficult to recruit and retain staff.

We love our jobs, providing care, comfort and compassion to our residents.  However, low wages, unaffordable health benefits and persistent disrespect for workers continues to create a high degree of staff turnover at Baptist. Even the most committed nursing home workers must make a living that allows them to take care of themselves and their own families, at the same time they care for others.

For more than two years, we have been trying to reach a contract agreement with the management at Baptist Nursing Home, to no avail. Our proposals would improve wages and benefits, which can go a long way in helping to resolve problems related to the recruitment and retention of staff, and thereby improving the staffing situation and quality care.


 

1 Staffing data, accessed 6/1/17, https://www.medicare.gov Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center exhibits poor performance on certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident day (HPRD): 2:15-Baptist, 2:22-state, 2:27-national. Quality data, data collection period, 1/1/16-12/31/16, accessed 6/1/17, https://www.medicare.gov
2 Baptist Health Nursing & Rehabilitation’s list of 1199SEIU bargaining unit employees whose employment was terminated from 1/1/17-4/25/17, on file with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
3 Quality data, data collection period, 1/1/16-12/31/16, accessed 6/1/17, https://www.medicare.gov
4 Quality data, data collection period, 1/1/16-12/31/16, accessed 6/1/17, https://www.medicare.gov
5 Quality data, data collection period, 1/1/16-12/31/16, accessed 6/1/17, https://www.medicare.gov
6 Quality data, data collection period, 1/1/16-12/31/16, accessed 6/1/17, https://www.medicare.gov

 

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