Impact of Social Service Staffing on Nursing Home Quality and Resident Outcomes

March 14, 2019

Authors

  • Amy Restorick Roberts
  • Austin C. Smith
  • John R. Bowblis

Social service staff play a key role in nursing homes and are responsible for providing psychosocial services to residents and their families. This brief report highlights findings from several studies that utilized national data to examine social service staffing trends in nursing homes and how staffing levels and the qualifications of staff within social service departments affect quality and resident outcomes.

Topics

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care - Other
  • Workforce Issues