Monday, December 15, 2014

Country Life Care Center

Country Life Care Center is hiring CNAs! We are located at 13747 South Redwood Road in Riverton. It's a Skilled Nursing Facility with 12 hour shifts, Day and Night. It is an amazing place to work! Come in for applications, or call 801-417-9400 if you have questions

Saturday, December 6, 2014

BeeHive AF South

  • BeeHive Homes of American Fork South is excited to announce that we ...are looking to add a few members to our team! We would love to hear from people who truly care about the elderly. We value dependability, honesty and a caring heart in our employees and potential employees. Please send us your resume or call for an interview. You will be assisting residents with their activities of daily living, while helping with some light cooking and cleaning. Afternoons (4p-10:30p) and mornings (6:30a-2:30p) are the current shifts available with part or full time depending on your schedule. You will have the amazing opportunity to serve our elderly residents while utilizing your skills as a caregiver, and bringing in some extra cash for the holidays. A current CNA and or experience is not required for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you! (email

New Mexico sues nursing home chain on care, staff

New Mexico sues nursing home chain on care, staff
Santa Fe • New Mexico’s attorney general on Friday sued one of the nation’s largest nursing home chains over inadequate resident care, alleging that thin staffing made it numerically impossible to provide good care.
The novel approach in the lawsuit filed by outgoing Democratic Attorney General Gary King could be applied in other states if it succeeds. It targets eight nursing homes run by Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P. of Plano, Texas, a privately held company with operations in at least 10 states: Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Under both the company and a previous owner, Cathedral Rock Management L.P., the attorney general alleged that the nursing homes profited by skimping on staff “at the expense of the physical well-being of vulnerable nursing home residents.”
Preferred Care Management Partners said in a statement that it had not yet seen the complaint. The company said it believes the attorney general is targeting practices at its facilities that date to the time before it bought them.
The nursing chain operator is structured as a manager overseeing a series of private partnerships. Its chairman, Thomas Scott, who was named defendant in the lawsuit, is the only listed individual investor in publicly available Medicare data. His company is considered to be the 10th largest nursing home chain in the country.
Since 2008, the company’s facilities have collected $229 million in fees — mostly from the state and federal government — for the more than 1 million days residents cumulatively stayed there. To get that money, the nursing homes had to promise to comply with federal and state regulations requiring adequate care.
Traditionally, nursing home allegations have identified lapses in care — such as avoidable deaths, hygiene issues or a pattern of resident injuries from falls — then used whistleblowers to help show that the nursing home’s problems stem from inadequate staff.
New Mexico’s case includes evidence such as confidential witnesses from the nursing homes’ own staffs alleging that managers recognized that nursing assistants were too overwhelmed to change diapers or help residents shower in a timely fashion. Sometimes there weren’t enough people working to help incapacitated residents eat and drink, the complaint says, leaving residents “deprived of food and water.”
New Mexico’s lawsuit relies on an industrial simulation of how long it takes to complete basic care tasks — for example, 3.5 minutes to reposition a resident in order to prevent bedsores.
By calculating the total minutes required to properly care for residents and comparing them to the actual number of hours worked, the state found deficiencies in the total hours worked by nursing assistants of as much as 50 percent. Those numbers are especially useful, New Mexico’s complaint says, because the nursing homes regularly boosted the number of nursing assistants who work during state inspections.
The alleged lapses in care took a toll not just on residents but on their families. Cited as Confidential Witness (hash)2, the daughter of one patient at a Santa Fe facility, Casa Real, said she repeatedly found her father unattended, dirty and complaining he was hungry. With the facility’s staff saying they didn’t have enough time, the woman took over the daily bathing and feeding that the nursing home was being paid by the government to do.
“She would come in every day just after she left work around 5:00 p.m.,” the complaint said. “She could not stand to see her father neglected, so providing his basic care became her life.”
The allegations in New Mexico’s complaint echo some private lawsuits. In a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe County earlier this year, the family of John Conant, a retired Sandia National Laboratories chemist, sued the Santa Fe Care Center for neglect that they say led to his death.
Recovering from a hip fracture in 2010 at the age of 86, Conant was only supposed to spend one month at the Santa Fe Care Center. The facility was then under the control of Cathedral Rock, a nursing home company that sold its facilities to Preferred Care Management Partners in 2012 after settling criminal and civil charges filed in Tennessee.
Though Conant’s family had heard about the facility’s reputation, “we thought if we were vigilant enough, it would be OK,” said Mary Conant, his daughter.
But Conant fell and dislocated his hip, an accident his family said would not have occurred had there been sufficient help to get Conant to and from his bed. Following the reinjury, Conant’s family says, he required new surgery and eventually died of complications.
Preferred Care runs four of the seven New Mexico facilities with the worst grades for quality on Nursing Home Compare, a federal website that evaluates nursing homes. One of those facilities, Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation, had more than six times the average number of health and safety violations for nursing homes nationwide. Another, Espanola Valley Nursing and Rehab, reported to Medicare that its certified nurse assistants had just 25 minutes a day to spend on each resident, according to federal data. The average nationwide is just under two and a half hours.

City Creek Post Acute

We are currently hiring CNAs for all shifts. Is there a way we can get the word out to recruit aides from your school? We are having a difficult time finding applicants and our poor aides are tired! We are City Creek Post Acute 165 south 1000 east 801-322-5521
Thank you, Tristan

Friday, December 5, 2014

Promise Health Care located in LDS hospital has five openings

Promise Health Care located in LDS hospital has five openings
must be certified or close to certified
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