The following is an alert for the Q4 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.
June 9, 2022 – Registered nurses (RNs) serve a critical role in every nursing home staff. They provide expertise – infection control planning and management, resident assessment and care planning, and the identification and treatment of chronic and acute conditions – to help ensure the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of every resident are being met. Studies consistently show that nursing homes with higher RN staffing have better resident outcomes. Unfortunately, most US nursing homes fail to provide sufficient RN staffing. Residents, families, and US taxpayers are paying the price.
Today, LTCCC announces the publication of the latest staffing data for every U.S. nursing home (in compliance with mandatory reporting requirements) during the fourth quarter of 2021. The federal data show that nursing homes are failing to provide sufficient staffing levels (3.61 Total Nurse Staff HPRD, incl. 0.61 RN Staff HPRD) to provide basic care needs for far too many of the nation’s 1.1 million nursing home residents.