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Additional Nursing Home Staffing Information Now Published on Care Compare Website

January 27, 2022

Beginning January 26, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting new information on the Care Compare website that will help consumers have a better understanding of certain staffing information and concerns at facilities. 

This information will be posted for each facility and includes:

  • Staff turnover:  The percentage of nursing staff as well as the number of administrators who have stopped working at a nursing home over the past 12-month period.
  • Weekend staff:  The level of weekend staffing for nurses and registered nurses at a nursing home over a three-month period.

Posting of this information was required as part of the Affordable Care Act, which was passed in 2010.  In many facilities, staffing is lower on weekends, often meaning residents have to wait longer or may not receive all the care they need.  High turnover means that staff are less likely to know the residents, recognize changes in condition, or implement preferred methods of providing care.  All of this contributes to the quality of care residents receive and their quality of life.

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