Advocacy group claims nursing home administrators spent 20 percent less time on-site in recent years

Mar 13, 2023 | Minimum Staffing, Studies & Research of PBJ Data

Nursing home administrators spent 20 percent less time on-site in recent years, group claims

Accusations that nursing home administrators are spending 20% less time with residents and on-site miss the mark, said two people who closely observe top facility staff.

The claims come from the Long-Term Care Community Coalition, which used federal payroll-based journal data to extrapolate that the average amount of time administrators spent at SNFs dropped from 8.44 hours per day in the third quarter of 2019 to 6.17 hours per day in the same quarter in 2022.

In addition, at least half of all US nursing homes lost at least one administrator over the previous 12 months and at least 2,100 facilities lost at least two administrators, the group said.

But Bob Lane, president of the American College of Health Care Administrators, said the report is based on self-reported provider data, which opens the door for reporting inconsistencies that can paint an inaccurate picture.




March 13, 2023


Towhey, Jessica. “Nursing Home Administrators Spent 20 Percent Less Time On-site in Recent Years, Group Claims.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 12 Mar. 2023,