New Jersey has recently passed the Safe Patient Handling Act, which will hopefully help reduce the number of fall down incidents which occur in long term care facilities.
Many residents who have been assessed to need what is known as a two person assist for all transfers are injured when employees of understaffed facilities make the tragic decision to attempt this alone.

An interesting article in the Philadelphia Inquirer recently discussed the Safe Patient Handling Act, and the requirements which will assist in the decrease of injuries at New Jersey nursing facilities. You can read more on this article here.