Running a nursing home is tough enough without being ripped off. Yet that is exactly what is happening to many operators. In broad daylight.
Even worse, the bad guys insist they are here to help. I’m referring of course to some of the temporary help agencies out there. They have mastered a one-two punch that’s dropping many an operator to his (or her) knees.
First, some are raiding facilities to lure away staff. Nothing technically wrong with that. But then they are turning around and charging operators three or four times as much to rent the same person, or someone similarly qualified.
Other staffing agencies are content to skip the poaching part, and simply settle for charging exorbitant rates.
These practices are shameless. Worse still, they are putting the health of residents and the future of long-term care at risk.
Fortunately, this unfettered price gouging is starting to get the attention of people in a position to take corrective action.
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