Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Staffing is the key to nursing home quality of life

The following article points out the correlation between good care and adequate nurse staffing in Nursing Homes:
Quality of life (QOL) incorporates various aspects of residents’ lives, including their relationships with staff, social engagement, and food enjoyment. QOL is less frequently studied than quality of care, which is an equally important long-term care quality measurement. To understand facility predictors of QOL, this study examined a broad range of facility factors and found that facilities that invested in more activity staff and registered nurse (RN) hours had higher QOL scores over time than facilities with fewer activity staff and/or RN hours. "Health News - Staffing is key to predicting nursing home quality of life:

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