CA Nursing Home Staff NOT Undergoing Regular Background Checks

Posted by Kristina Taylor
March 23, 2010

CA Nursing Home Staff NOT Undergoing Regular Background Checks

nursing-home-background-checkIt’s stories like these that get people to sit up and take notice — from the state of California comes an announcement that there are no regulations regarding the performing of background checks on nursing home staff members.

This is a terrifying thought for residents of CA nursing homes and their families, as it opens the door for neglect, abuse… and worse.

As specialists in the industry of background checks and screening, we’ve heard every excuse in the book when it comes to why companies and nonprofits don’t check their personnel:

“It’s too expensive!”  (It’s not.)

“It’s unnecessary!”  (It’s not.)

“I can find all the information I need without paying a third party!”  (You can’t.)

Here’s hoping that nursing homes in CA begin to take the protection of the people in their care more seriously in the future.

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