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Adam Fischer for Governor 2022

SENIORS AND NURSING HOMES

by | Jul 14, 2022 | 0 comments

Today I want to discuss our seniors and nursing homes.
We have a serious shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants in this field. Rarely do they operate fully staffed. This means Nurses and CNAs are carrying the extra patient/resident load. They do not have the supplies stocked that they need to properly care for our elderly and disabled, and sometimes have so many patients at once they can barely provide care!
Our medical field, esp in the nursing home arena, is desperately in need of good and caring workers. The problem is most Cnas working in these facilities are overworked and underpaid. Many do not recieve benefits or have any insurance for themselves, even though they are working 40+ hours. The nurses and Cnas are stretched so thin and so overworked, the patients and residents are the ones who then suffer! We need to work on raising the rate of pay for those that take care of our hospice patients and our elderly. It’s very hard to provide them the care they deserve when most of these jobs pay less than 13 bucks an hour.
I think the nursing home problem is overlooked and swept under the carpet. The low pay of these jobs and the tremendous workload makes it very difficult to keep new staff.
We need more monitoring of state-run elderly care facilities! Some of these places allow shady practices due to their short-staffing, improperly using lifts that are lawfully only supposed to be used by a two-man team by themselves, because otherwise their patient doesn’t get to the bathroom. And other dangerous corners being cut too numerous to mention here.
This is putting our elderly at risk physically!
Their needs are so often ignored, and the conditions in some of these facilities are appalling!
We need to do better by our elders! We need more accountability and state check-ins to ensure the facilities are running properly and these corners and shortcuts are NOT happening. Elderly fall risks and dementia patients need constant care and supervision. Pretty hard to do when the nurses and cnas are at a 15-1 patient ratio, and sometimes far more than that!
Our elders deserve better! Our medical field workers deserve better!
As your next Wisconsin Governor, I will put focus on these state-run nursing homes giving substandard care, and will hold them accountable. We need higher wages for CNAs that are the literal backbone of the medical field!
They are with and caring for these residents 98% of the time. Our caregivers need to be taken care of, so they can properly take care of our elders!
Our Seniors safety and quality of life is a huge priority for me. Vote Adam J Fischer and know I value our elderly, esp our helpless elderly!

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I am a Christian Republican!  I believe we need to put God back into schools, families, and businesses.  I believe that God is calling me to run for Governor of Wisconsin! These are my views and promises to you!

Adam Fischer

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