Consumer report reignites push for stricter nursing home staffing requirements
Dec 10, 2021
Consumer advocates are pushing Senate leaders to pass two staffing proposals — that providers have estimated would cost nursing homes $12 billion — after a new study found few states have implemented...
CNAs reject Florida measure that would reduce nurse care requirement
Nov 18, 2021
A proposal that would decrease Florida’s nursing requirement for skilled nursing facilities by one hour is being rejected by certified nursing assistants across the state.
New minimum staffing mandates finalized for NY providers
Jun 24, 2021
New York nursing homes will soon be required to meet minimum staffing requirements Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed two measures that set statewide mandates for nursing homes and hospitals.
State increases required nursing home staffing hours by nearly 30% — and providers call it a ‘big...
Apr 15, 2021
Arkansas’ nursing home staffing requirements will be updated for the first time in decades after Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Wednesday signed a measure that providers called a “big win for our long-term...
CMS missing opportunities to enforce staffing rules, watchdog warns
Mar 12, 2021
A watchdog agency is calling for a greater emphasis on staffing ratios during future nursing home surveys, saying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is missing opportunities to use information...
Tackling senior care staffing challenges during COVID-19 and beyond
Mar 11, 2021
It has been a year since COVID-19 struck senior care with a vengeance, and the dual pressures to ensure the financial health of an organization along with the physical and mental health of its residents...
Bill would set minimum nurse staffing hours for NY nursing homes
Feb 03, 2021
Nursing home operators are facing increased calls for minimum staffing requirements in the wake of an ongoing workforce crisis facing the industry nationwide.
Who to blame for the job-hopping epidemic in long-term care
Jul 14, 2014
Too many long-term care operators let potential “noble” payoffs get in the way of basic marketplace realities when it comes to pondering why staff turnover is so high.
California toughens enforcement of nurse staffing ratio
Oct 28, 2010
A new law in California strictly enforces the nursing home staffing mandate of 3.2 nursing hours per patient day.