The following is an alert for the Q1 2023 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing map.
September 22, 2023 – Nursing home residents need a minimum of 4.1 total care staff hours per resident day (HPRD) to receive sufficient clinical care and avoid unnecessary harm, according to a landmark 2001 federal study.
Unfortunately, a new proposed federal rule would set the staffing minimum at only 3.0 HPRD, a threshold that the vast majority (86%) of US nursing homes are already meeting, according to a new staffing report by The Long Term Care Community Coalition.
LTCCC analysis of federal nursing home staffing data show that U.S. nursing homes provided 3.63 total nurse staff HPRD in Q1 2023. This is well above the proposed minimum of 3.0 HPRD, but far below the 4.1 HPRD residents require for their care needs to be met.
This report is based on CMS’s Q1 2023 payroll-based journal data on nurse staff (RN, LPN, CNA, etc.) and non-nurse staff (Admin, Medical Director, Dietician, etc.) for every U.S. nursing home (in compliance with mandatory reporting requirements). Visit the NursingHome411 Q1 2023 staffing page for user-friendly data on nursing homes in your community or state, including nurse staff, contract workers, non-nurse staff, turnover rates, weekend staffing levels, staffing ratings, and state rankings. Plus: an interactive staffing map!
We hope this report can help the public, media, and policymakers identify and assess the extent to which nursing homes in their communities provide sufficient staffing to meet basic clinical and quality of life needs.