Criminal Background Screening Of Nursing Home Personnel

Nursing home personnel, their backgrounds, and their training is a critical issue with regard to the quality of care that nursing home residents receive.

Last year, the results of a paper concerning criminal background screening of nursing home employees was released.

This report was published in the Journal of Elder Abuse And Neglect and is titled “Evaluation of a Seven State Criminal History Screening Pilot Program for Long-Term Care Workers.”

In this paper, the findings of 247,198 background checks was discussed.

The report is also summarized in the June 13, 2014 article titled “How many nursing home job applicants fail background checks?

An excerpt from the article:

Radcliff’s team looked at results from a seven-state criminal history screening pilot program that started a total of 247,198 background checks.

The screenings cleared 158,207 applicants immediately.

The program disqualified 7,463 of the applicants — 3.7 percent of the total.

About 19 percent of the withdrew from the screening program voluntarily. The researchers speculate that some withdrew because they knew they would flunk the background screening.

Additional details concerning this papers findings can be seen in the two sources mentioned above.


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