NEW YORK (AP) _ The state attorney general's office has sued the chief executive of two nonprofit Brooklyn nursing homes, claiming she paid herself and relatives excessive salaries at the expense of patients.
The lawsuit, filed in state court, accused Ruby Weston of giving herself a salary of more than $500,000 a year to run the Marcus Garvey Nursing Home and Ruby Weston Manor. The suit said she also paid her son $1.7 million for computer consulting work, and used money from the business to give herself interest-free advances...
Nice. I've not run into many in our line of work that get to set their own salary...Very classy. Hopefully someone looks back at how many new wheelchairs this Administrator denied for residents in need, as well as necessary rental equipment, positioning devices, cost of living increases for staff, employee recognition events, Medicaid non-covered drugs, etc.
For the consumers out there reading this: NOT THE NORM!!! The average nursing home executive earns a pretty average salary, and they really do earn it. While I shouldn't have to, I personally apologize for this NY employee taking advantage of our elder population.
Not the first time, but here is a link to a recent Nursing Home Administrator salaries survey.