BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Many nursing home employees say they are overworked and underpaid.
Action News Investigates has learned one local nursing home is accused of saving millions of dollars by keeping staff levels below minimum standards.
Staffing levels are a focus of a lawsuit accusing Brighton of negligence in the 2019 death of resident Judith Helinski.
A certified public accountant report filed by the plaintiffs found that from 2017 to 2019, Brighton’s nursing staff worked 694,000 fewer hours than expected under Medicare rules based on the care levels required.
That saved Brighton’s owners more than $22 million in salaries and overtime.