Staffing is one of the key ingredients to providing quality care in assisted living. The nature of resident needs—assistance with activities of daily living, ambulation, scheduled activities, medication management—require the physical presence and support of others. Studies show time and again an important relationship between staffing and resident outcomes.
Over the past 5 years, approximately 12% of the citations issued to San Diego facilities were for violations related to staffing requirements. To help facilities reduce non-compliance in this area, below is a list of items facilities should review regularly.