Carolyn’s Law Food for Thought:
According to statistical data from 2015, there were approximately 10,602 registered nurses (RNs) and about 55,100 (95%) licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who worked in nursing homes in Ohio (ltc.ohio.gov). That’s about 65,702 nurses in addition to an unaccountable number of nurse aides in the State of Ohio to provide care to 75,523 residents/patients in nursing homes, which is more than enough staff to provide care for patients. (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/contents2016.htm#092).
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