|Elder Care Information|
Nursing Home Staffing Levels: How Much Is Enough?
During the week of February 17, 2002, headlines screamed the news - more than 92% of US nursing homes fail to have an adequate number of staff to provide quality care for elderly residents. Newspapers and radio programs based their stories on the new study the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) recently provided to the Senate's Special Committee on Aging.
Interesting findings led us to reexamine our current data set of nursing home deficiencies. What we found may surprise you; there was no relationship between the level of staffing and the number of deficiencies reported for nursing homes. However, there was a relationship between level of staffing and percent of residents with pressure sores and physical restraints.
This article is provided to you so you'll have a greater understanding of what these findings mean.
The HCFA Study
Purpose - HCFA's study was performed at the request of the Senate's Special Committee on Aging to determine what minimum level of nursing home staffing was required in order to provide quality care.
Findings - The study reported that a minimum level of staffing, determined to be 2.9 hours of Certified Nursing Aide (CAN) time per resident was required for quality care. A number of measures went into this finding. Among them, a time and motion study examined the time required for basic services such as dressing and toileting.
A correlational study that examined the relationship between pressure (bed) sores and staffing found that a higher level of staffing was related to lower levels of pressure sores. This study was somewhat limited by the fact that homes with very low levels of staffing refused to participate; it may be inferred that the correlational findings would have been stronger with the participation of these homes.
In addition, the HCFA study examined the accuracy of reported level of staffing in survey and cost reports. They found that cost reports were more accurate than survey results in reflecting an accurate level of staffing as determined by nursing home payrolls.
Limitations - The report was limited by the extent of the data gathered (3 states included) and may not be generalizable across all states.
When Should Staffing Concern You
When the best is yet.net began examining long-term care, we attempted to gather data on staffing and found that it was extremely difficult to acquire accurate information. Then a well-respected administrator advised us that while staffing was important, it was not as good as measure of quality as the level of care residents actually received. We have learned through experience how right his advice was.
So what should you look for when determining the quality of care residents receive?
What You Can Do to Find Good Care
What Else Can You Do?
The current growth in an aging population means that more and more people will require long-term care unless we do something about it now. That something becomes very personal for those of us in the Baby Boomer generation who will, within a few years, be part of the generation potentially needing nursing home care.
So, how's your health? Do what you can to ensure that your later life will not be complicated by any of the three leading causes of nursing home stays: heart disease, stroke and cancer.
About The Author
Phyllis Staff, Ph.D. - Phyllis Staff is an experimental psychologist and the CEO of The Best Is Yet.Net, an internet company that helps seniors and caregivers find trustworthy residential care. She is the author of How to Find Great Senior Housing: A Roadmap for Elders and Those Who Love Them. She is also the daughter of a victim of Alzheimer's disease. Visit the author's web site at http://www.thebestisyet.net
Rothkoff Law Group Presents 5th Annual Elder Care Symposium on October 20 South Jersey Observer
Britain’s Hard Lessons From Handing Elder Care Over to Private Equity Kaiser Health News
The challenges of transitional care, and how to meet them McKnight's Long Term Care News
Prairie Elder Care founders launch subscription box startup for dementia patients - Kansas City Business Journal - The Business Journals
Prairie Elder Care founders launch subscription box startup for dementia patients - Kansas City Business Journal The Business Journals
Ensign On Track to Overtake Genesis As Largest Nursing Home Operator Skilled Nursing News
Seniors home health care crisis deepened by covid labor shortage The Washington Post
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Elderly man allegedly abused by Texas City nursing home employees - KPRC Click2Houston
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Elderly man allegedly abused by Texas City nursing home employees KPRC Click2Houston
Army National Guard rescues 150 from elder care center, 75 from Orlando neighborhood - FOX 35 Orlando
Nursing home surprise: Advantage plans may shorten stays to less time than Medicare covers￼ - Fortune
Planned Parenthood to launch its first mobile abortion clinic post-Roe The Washington Post
First Lady Casey DeSantis Meets with Residents and Staff at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans' Nursing Home - Governor Ron DeSantis
First Lady Casey DeSantis Meets with Residents and Staff at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans' Nursing Home Governor Ron DeSantis
EDVA Takes Part in Department's Wide-Ranging Efforts to Protect Older Adults - Department of Justice
EDVA Takes Part in Department's Wide-Ranging Efforts to Protect Older Adults Department of Justice
Medicaid Long-Term Care’s Real Problem Is Insufficient Resources, Not Abuse By Wealthy Seniors - Forbes
Medicaid Long-Term Care’s Real Problem Is Insufficient Resources, Not Abuse By Wealthy Seniors Forbes
How to choose an elder care facility | Real Estate | ahwatukee.com Ahwatukee Foothills News
Oklahoma nursing homes shuttering as need for senior care soars: 'Likely the next public health emergency' - Tulsa World
Oklahoma nursing homes shuttering as need for senior care soars: 'Likely the next public health emergency' Tulsa World
CMA applauds new legislation that protects senior patients' access to care - California Medical Association
CMA applauds new legislation that protects senior patients' access to care California Medical Association
After a Dementia Diagnosis: Preparing for the Future ElderLawAnswers.com
Northern District of Iowa Takes Part in Department's Wide-Ranging Efforts to Protect Older Adults - Department of Justice
Northern District of Iowa Takes Part in Department's Wide-Ranging Efforts to Protect Older Adults Department of Justice
'You are out!' Nursing home knowingly locked man outside overnight Iowa Capital Dispatch
Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues Governor Ron DeSantis
Boomers and beyond explore services | News, Sports, Jobs Warren Tribune Chronicle
SCOTUS Balks At Hearing Nursing Home Arbitration Rule Case Skilled Nursing News
Karen Lee Paul Obituary - The Repository Canton Repository
Governor signs, vetoes pandemic-related legislation affecting senior living - McKnight's Senior Living
Governor signs, vetoes pandemic-related legislation affecting senior living McKnight's Senior Living
Nursing Home Investor Nabs Queens Senior Living Facility for $49M Commercial Observer
Biden-Harris Administration Makes More Medicare Nursing Home Ownership Data Publicly Available, Improving Identification of Multiple Facilities Under Common Ownership - HHS.gov
Biden-Harris Administration Makes More Medicare Nursing Home Ownership Data Publicly Available, Improving Identification of Multiple Facilities Under Common Ownership HHS.gov
Elderly Care Services Market Study Providing Information on Top Key Players | RIEI Co.,Ltd And More | 117 Report Pages - Digital Journal
Elderly Care Services Market Study Providing Information on Top Key Players | RIEI Co.,Ltd And More | 117 Report Pages Digital Journal
Care home lawsuit alleges pattern of neglect, abuse resulting in woman's poisoning death - Redwood City Pulse
Care home lawsuit alleges pattern of neglect, abuse resulting in woman's poisoning death Redwood City Pulse
Local Briefs | Local | dnews.com Moscow-Pullman Daily News
A 'horrible sight': Nursing home resident suffocates while suspended upside down - Des Moines Register
A 'horrible sight': Nursing home resident suffocates while suspended upside down Des Moines Register
More elderly people hospitalized due to neglect, nursing home waitlists HealthLeaders Media
'Tens of thousands' of nursing home caregivers could lose their jobs this week: AHCA - McKnight's Senior Living
'Tens of thousands' of nursing home caregivers could lose their jobs this week: AHCA McKnight's Senior Living
CDC's looser nursing home masking rules not for everyone McKnight's Long Term Care News
Know the signs of elder abuse WPRI.com
Why Unpaid Labor Is More Likely to Hurt Women’s Mental Health Than Men’s The New York Times
As seniors' presence in nursing homes drops, young people with disabilities stuck with few alternatives: study - McKnight's Long Term Care News
As seniors' presence in nursing homes drops, young people with disabilities stuck with few alternatives: study McKnight's Long Term Care News
Society COVID-19 infection preventionist honored for efforts Sanford Health News
Nursing homes, senior living facilities driving healthcare bankruptcies Modern Healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Seeks Volunteers for Newly Launched Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) - TAPinto.net
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Seeks Volunteers for Newly Launched Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) TAPinto.net
Nursing home surprise: Advantage plans may shorten stays to less time than Medicare covers - HealthLeaders Media
Nursing home surprise: Advantage plans may shorten stays to less time than Medicare covers HealthLeaders Media
Kochi startup brings new wave of elderly care Mathrubhumi English
Husband-wife team opens senior citizens assisted living facility at Montrose (+Video) - Searchlight Newspaper
Husband-wife team opens senior citizens assisted living facility at Montrose (+Video) Searchlight Newspaper
T. Rowe Price No. 2 in Md. on Forbes’ best employer list Maryland Daily Record
Sharon Lee Cooper Obituary - Erie Times-News GoErie.com
Clara Martin Center awarded $4 Million SAMHSA Grant to continue Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic expansion - vtdigger.org
Clara Martin Center awarded $4 Million SAMHSA Grant to continue Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic expansion vtdigger.org
Do Medicare or Medicaid Cover Senior Day Care Services? ElderLawAnswers.com
DeKalb County's nursing home staff and residents brace for change leading to final sale vote - Northern Public Radio (WNIJ)
DeKalb County's nursing home staff and residents brace for change leading to final sale vote Northern Public Radio (WNIJ)
'Powerful Data' Could Inform CMS' Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Standards Skilled Nursing News
Son Drops Everything to Care for Father With Parkinson's Disease, Sparing Him From Going to a Nursing Home - The Epoch Times
Son Drops Everything to Care for Father With Parkinson's Disease, Sparing Him From Going to a Nursing Home The Epoch Times
WAM Offers Childcare During CADILLAC CREW Broadway World
Rep. Newton: Strafford County nursing home process not transparent. Where are the minutes? - Foster's Daily Democrat
Rep. Newton: Strafford County nursing home process not transparent. Where are the minutes? Foster's Daily Democrat
Calendar of Events for Oct. 5 Examiner Enterprise
B'nai Torah Congregation Hosts Yom Kippur Food Donation in Honor of Summer Faerman's Birthday - Boca Raton's Most Reliable News Source | Boca Raton's Most Reliable News Source - The Boca Raton Tribune
B'nai Torah Congregation Hosts Yom Kippur Food Donation in Honor of Summer Faerman's Birthday - Boca Raton's Most Reliable News Source | Boca Raton's Most Reliable News Source The Boca Raton Tribune
Tribal Pot Shops Thrive in New York The New York Times
Investigators found high rates of bed sores and extended isolation among Providence nursing home patients, leading to $310K fine - Anchorage Daily News
Investigators found high rates of bed sores and extended isolation among Providence nursing home patients, leading to $310K fine Anchorage Daily News
Residents shelter while officials gauge hurricane damage Sanford Health News
Restrictions eased at nursing home | News, Sports, Jobs Marquette Mining Journal
Do All the Proceeds From Selling the House Have to Go Toward Memory Care? ElderLawAnswers.com
Services for Seniors Michigan (.gov)
Elder Care 101: Lifestyle Basics for Senior Citizens to Live a Comfortable Life - Intelligent Living
CEO of Elder Care Services attends student initiative launch at White House Tallahassee Democrat
Stefanik, Harder, Cline Introduce Empowering Employer Child and Elder Care Solutions Act - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Stefanik, Harder, Cline Introduce Empowering Employer Child and Elder Care Solutions Act Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
FACT SHEET: Protecting Seniors by Improving Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes - The White House
FACT SHEET: Protecting Seniors by Improving Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes The White House
Elder Care – SWHELPER SWHELPER
Increasing Aging Population to Drive Demand for Geriatric Care Services at 5.3% CAGR through 2028: Fact.MR Study - GlobeNewswire
Increasing Aging Population to Drive Demand for Geriatric Care Services at 5.3% CAGR through 2028: Fact.MR Study GlobeNewswire
Rutland elder care homes face enforcement after state investigators allege resident abuse and neglect - vtdigger.org
Rutland elder care homes face enforcement after state investigators allege resident abuse and neglect vtdigger.org
Meet the Underdog of Senior Care The New York Times
Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games
by Phil Campbell, M.S.
Long Term-Care; 70 Million Americans Will Be Over 65 by 2003
We will all grow old; this is a given. We will all have health issues as we grow older, this also is a given.
How To Find Affordable Senior Housing
A few years ago Miranda M. became a widow.
Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors
Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it.
Marketing, Selling, and Serving the Older Adult, Senior Citizens, Family Caregivers
Are your clients pleased by the fine quality service that you provide? Validating your clients' endorsement of you through Certification as a Senior Approved Service will increase your client base. Senior Approved Certification leads a family towards a service like yours side stepping the possibility of connecting with a less than desirable service.
Local Businesses Serving Seniors Prove Commitment to Quality Care
Good news! You no longer have to risk chance when it comes to selecting a reputable elder care service for yourself or for a loved one. Senior Approved Services has certified a select number of businesses in our area serving the elderly and disabled populations.
Stairlifts - Take the Struggle Out of Climbing the Stairs
Buying a stairlift can have huge benefits for your quality of life, giving you back some freedom and independence. Stairlifts can be adapted to your individual needs, so no matter what your requirements are, there'll be one to suit you.
The Golden Years
1) What does Adrian Mitchell say we do to people when their working lives are over?Adrian says that "when a man's too ill to work we punish him", rob him of half his income or replace it with "pocket money" and or place him in a retirement home to sit out the remainder of his live in isolation.2) What does he think about this?Adrian thinks that "the old people are being robbed" and says "to hell with retiring" he believes that the way that deal with old people (to have your ability to sport yourself removed and then being given "pocket money").
New Hope for Alzheimers Treatment
There is now widespread agreement among research scientists and medical professionals that Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a problem quickly growing to vast proportions. As the life expectancy of Americans continues to rise, increasing the percentage of the population over 65 years of age, so does the number of Alzheimer's cases.
Second Hand Stair Lifts
Buying second hand stair lifts is a viable and cost effective alternative to purchasing a brand new stair lift. Most stair lifts can be purchased new or second hand.
Solitary Confinement -- for Life
Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence - in his own home.Arthur lived in a high crime neighborhood, so he built iron cages around his outside doors and installed bars on all the windows.
Who Wants to End Up in a Nursing Home? NO ONE!
As a long-term care consultant for seniors and their families I have visited many different types of facilities. But my favorite type of facility to visit is adult family homes.
What You Need to Know About Helping Senior Citizens
IntroductionThe baby boomers is the population which haven taken birth after second world war till 1965 when there was a tremendous increase in birth rate due to the social and economic development in the USA. Now this population is going into the old age and thus bringing a burden to the nation as the country has to take care of not only the food and shelter but also the medical care.
Short Trips Can Stimulate Alzheimers Patients
Severe degradation of short-term memory means that my father, an Alzheimer's elder, is seldom interested in movies or books. And, although music used to be a source of enjoyment, he no longer listens with pleasure.
Paying For Elder Care Just Got Easier
It's not a surprise that thousands of families across the nation are facing the challlenges of an aging population. The "sandwich" generation, those who are caring for their children as well as their parents, have been feeling the financial pinch of caring for loved ones.
Hinged Rail Stair Lifts
If a door at the top or the bottom of the stairs may be blocked by the rail of the stairlift, there are a number of models designed to overcome this problem. Some manufacturers are able to produce a rail with reduced overhang upstairs, so the lift will not protrude as far into the hallway.
What Colour was Your Great-grandmothers Hair?
I've just made another Photoshop video. This one is about colour tinting (or "colorizing") an old photo.
What About Tennesse Dept. of Human Services Abuse of the Elderly and Their Families?
PART I: Physical Abuse of the Elderly vs. Tennessee DHS Abuse of FamiliesDuring the week of October 26, 2003, newspapers across the state of Tennessee published an Associated Press story that featured the glaring news headline, "Reports of neglect and abuse of senior citizens up 40% in six years.
The Truth About Christmas
Every year, as Christmas approaches, you hear Christmas carols everywhere. Sometimes to the point where another Silent Night would make you want to silent the sound system.
Retiring Abroad and Leaving the Grey Skies of the UK
Retiring abroad needs careful planning. Not all countries have the same entitlement to benefits as the UK and your tax liability may be affected.
|home | site map|
|© 2009 Asteroidsearch .com|