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Adequate Staffing Levels in Nursing Homes Are Key to Quality Care

June 25, 2014

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has launched a campaign emphasizing the importance of adequate nursing home staffing levels.

Understaffed nursing homes can lead to poorer health outcomes for elders, including an increased risk of pressure ulcers, falls, and malnutrition, the campaign website says.

The campaign urges supporters of quality long-term care to take action and ask Congress to support a federal minimum staffing level for nursing homes.

It also provides a comprehensive toolkit designed to educate the public and policymakers about the importance of high nursing home staffing levels.

— by Matthew Ozga

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