Criminal background checks have not been found to significantly limit the quantity or quality of candidates for nursing home jobs, a top nursing home advocate says. A recent government survey of nursing home administrators paints an accurate picture of what once was forecast as a contentious issues, LeadingAge Director of Advocacy Information Barbara Gay told McKnight's Wednesday.
Dennis Bozzi, the former long-time president and CEO of Life Services Network of Illinois, has acknowledged misappropriating approximately $670,000 and will repay it to the nursing home group, its new leader said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Bozzi's employer since last October, fired him on Sunday after an emergency conference call of its board of directors to discuss his Illinois activities.
Nursing homes in Illinois are on "red alert" as that state's attorney general continues to conduct unannounced raids of long-term care facilities in search of wanted criminals, according to local reports.