As part of the NJ Department of Health’s effort to make health care more transparent, consumers can now go online to check staffing levels in nursing homes.
According to Mary E. O’Dowd, Commissioner of the Department of Health, “Adequate levels of nursing care are drivers of patient health outcomes. By making this information available, health care consumers will have additional information that they can use to determine which nursing home might be the most appropriate place for a family member or loved one.”
The Nursing Home Staffing Level Report, which will be updated quarterly, shows staff-to-resident ratios for each of the following nurse categories: Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants.
The reports can be accessed by following the link,
As an attorney who frequently deals with the unfortunate incidences of nursing home neglect many claims filed for neglect are based upon issues with inadequate staffing. I highly recommend everyone reviewing these reports before making any nursing home decisions.
For more information, or if you or a loved one has been involved in a neglectful situation, please visit our website at www.pralaw.com or call me for a free consultation at 800-PRA-LAWS.