Criminals in Nursing Homes

Here are some scary statistics to consider. In a study conducted by the Office of Inspector General it was found that more than 90% of the people hired to work in nursing homes throughout the country have criminal records.

We’re not just talking petty theft crimes, either. In a sampling of employees (just one small group of those surveyed), 34 of 164 had convictions. Those 34 individuals had a total of 102 convictions. They’d been convicted of property crimes, assault, drug charges, and other offenses.

Scary, isn’t it?

While nursing homes are required to check criminal records, there are no laws prohibiting them from hiring people with convictions.

We’re sure, however, that these numbers will cause administrators to stop on a dime and review their procedures. There likely isn’t enough soundproofing material in the world to dull the screaming in those conference rooms!

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