Nurse Staffing Hours at Nursing Homes with High Concentrations of Minority Residents, 2001-11
Journal ArticleExpanding Access & Cultural Competence
December 10, 2015
This article examines the relationship between registered nurse and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing levels at nursing homes with varying levels of minority residents. The researchers found that long-standing disparities between nursing homes with high and low concentrations of minority residents have decreased as state Medicaid payment rates increased. However, CNA staffing hours continue to increase in facilities with low minority populations while decreasing in those with high minority populations.