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Do Services and Staffing in Residential Care Facilities Vary with Resident Needs?

Report
July 1, 2013

This report examines whether residential care facilities are adequately staffed and prepared to meet the often acute care needs of their residents. The report finds that facilities in which residents have greater care needs tend to offer more services and have higher staffing levels.

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Key Takeaways

Residents with a higher level of care need were more likely to reside in facilities with higher staffing levels.
There is a wide range of staffing levels and supports offered across residential care facilities.
A relationship exists between resident disability levels and facility staffing, though the mechanism is unclear.
 
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