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Nursing home staffing bill passes R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring a set number of hours of daily care for nursing home residents and a pay raise for certified nursing assistants...
FINANCIAL WOES: Jennifer Romagnolo, administrator at Village House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newport, says she is concerned about the effects of a new minimum-staffing mandate state officials are drafting. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Staffing mandate worries nursing home operators

Jennifer Romagnolo is used to paying her bills on time – both in her personal life and in her role as administrator for the...

Battle looms over R.I. nursing home bill

State legislation that would hike pay rates for certified nursing assistants, would require nursing home caregivers to spend more time with each resident and...
BUSY CARETAKER: Victoria Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says she and her co-workers care for up to 11 patients per shift, bathing, dressing and feeding each one in turn. It is an increase from the eight patients Mitchell used to care for during her morning shift when she began working as a CNA 22 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nursing homes care more with less

When she started working as a certified nursing assistant 22 years ago, Victoria Mitchell was assigned about eight patients during her morning shifts. Now, Mitchell...

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