The soaring gas prices are now grounding many home nursing assistants in the East.
Health providers at Good Health Services located in Raleigh and in Duplin County say many of their staff members are feeling the gas hike pinch.
The certified nursing assistants say on average they travel up to 50 miles a day to treat their in-home patients. Even though, the nurses are reimbursed for most of their travel they say the allotted reimbursement amount has not caught up with the soaring gas prices.
We spoke with CNA, Beverly Rogers, who says if the gas prices continue to increase, the in home nursing profession may become a thing of the past in rural areas.
Clinical Services Vice President Sandi Massey says she will start searching for certified nursing assistants in the most far out, rural areas, to help relieve the strain on the nurses in Duplin County.