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The elements of staffing well

December 12, 2012

Provider Vol. 38, No. 12 – American Health Care Association

Explains that staffing levels in nursing homes became more important in the newest iteration of the federal Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System. The article details the four “elements of staffing well”: Hours per patient day, staff-to-resident ratios, resident acuity, and average wage. The author notes that success in each of those four elements is dependent on careful tracking and excellent communication among administrators and staff.

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Kulus, Judi
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