‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years
‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records
The records for the first time reveal frequent and significant fluctuations in day-to-day staffing, with particularly large shortfalls on weekends. On the worst staffed days at an average facility, the new data show, on-duty personnel cared for nearly twice as many residents as they did when the staffing roster was fullest.
Kaiser Health News and New York Times
July 7, 2018
“‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records.” Kaiser Health News, 6 Feb. 2019, khn.org/news/like-a-ghost-town-erratic-nursing-home-staffing-revealed-through-new-records.
Rau, Jordan. “‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years.” The New York Times, 7 July 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/health/nursing-homes-staffing-medicare.html.