Nurse Staffing at Nursing Homes is Lacking

Jul 11, 2019 | Minimum Staffing, Nursing Turnover & Hours, Research & Studies of PBJ Data

Nurse Staffing at Nursing Homes Is Lacking

Nursing homes only met nurse staffing requirements less than 60% of the time, a new analysis finds.

When patients are admitted to a nursing home, it’s usually because they’re unable to care for themselves at home. While it’s a difficult choice, families often make the decision to ensure their loved ones get the care and assistance they need.

But a new analysis of payroll-based staffing data for U.S. nursing homes, uncovered large daily staffing fluctuations, low weekend staffing, and daily staffing levels that often fall well below the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


HealthLeaders Media


July 11, 2019


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