DEDICATED CAREGIVERS ARE FLEEING LOW-PAY, HIGH-STRESS JOBS IN TEXAS NURSING FACILITIES AT RECORD RATES
A combination of one of the lowest Medicaid reimbursement rates with the toughest regulations in the nation have those who choose to spend their lives helping others rethinking their decisions and leaving the industry entirely.
Staff turnover and the quality of care in Texas nursing facilities suffers from Texas’ history of actually paying less than what it costs to take care of medically dependent seniors.
Texas nursing homes are running counter to a national trend of improving health inspection scores and reduced severity of deficiencies found in those inspections.
Without a significant shift in the state’s attitude and support for Texas nursing homes, the state’s long-term care industry will continue to struggle to provide the quality of care you and your loved ones would hope to receive.
Texas Medicaid reimbursement rates are the 2ND LOWEST in the nation
The state pays nursing homes an average of $6 PER HOUR, per resident to provide nursing services to seniors.
CONSEQUENCES OF UNDERFUNDING NURSING HOME CARE: