Staff needed to open up N.B. nursing home capacity for people in hospital: advocate

Staff needed to open up N.B. nursing home capacity for people in hospital: advocate

A seniors advocate says additional staff are needed to increase spaces in nursing homes for those taking up hospital beds while waiting for a placement. Cecile Cassista, the executive director of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents’ Rights, says there are about 250 closed beds in nursing homes across the province, which could be used to open up acute care beds in hospitals. Closed beds are empty due to a lack of staff in a given facility. The …