Appropriate Staffing Standards in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
POSITION STATEMENT ON APPROPRIATE STAFFING STANDARDS IN POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE
The primary focus of this statement is to:
- Expand upon AMDA’s 2000 position on minimum staffing standards in nursing homes (AMDA House of Delegates Resolution A00) and AMDA’s 2002 position on direct care staffing in nursing homes (Statement H02)
- Encourage a systems-approach to establishing appropriate staffing standards
- Encourage ongoing active engagement with both medical directors and adjunct provider teams in establishing appropriate staffing recommendations
AMDA recognizes that while having a sufficient number of staff is critical, staffing levels based only on resident-to-worker ratios will not adequately assess or meet resident needs.
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
July 29, 2021
“Position Statement on Appropriate Staffing Standards In Post-Acute and Long-Term Care | AMDA | The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.” The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, 29 July 2021, paltc.org/?q=amda-white-papers-and-resolution-position-statements/position-statement-appropriate-staffing.