The following is an alert for the Q3 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.
March 3, 2022 – Federal requirements mandate that nursing homes have sufficient staff, with the appropriate competencies to meet the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of every resident. Unfortunately, understaffing is a widespread and persistent problem that has only become worse since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, LTCCC announces the publication of the latest staffing data for every U.S. nursing home (in compliance with mandatory reporting requirements) during the third quarter of 2021. The federal data show that staffing levels (3.62 Total Nurse Staff HPRD, incl. 0.63 RN Staff HPRD) are declining as too many facilities continue failing to provide basic care needs for far too many of the nation’s 1.1 million nursing home residents. Residents, families, and U.S. taxpayers are paying the price.