Three-fourths of the nation’s nursing homes never meet federal staffing expectations for registered nurse staffing, and RNs are often missing from such facilities on the weekends, according to a new research based on review of payroll-based data, published online by Health Affairs, writes McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.
The research also found that 70% of facilities self-reported higher total direct staffing under the CASPER system than in the now-standard Payroll-Based Journal. The discrepancy was most pronounced at for-profit facilities, followed by non-profits and then government-run buildings.
Researchers from Harvard and Vanderbilt medical schools examined records from 15,399 nursing homes covering April 2017 through March 2018.
- McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: https://www.mcknights.com/news/staggering-75-of-nursing-homes-almost-never-meet-expected-rn-staffing-levels-study-finds/
- Daily Nursing Home Staffing Levels Highly Variable, Often Below CMS Expectations. Health Affairs. July 2019