Federal Staffing Minimums For Nursing Homes Require $10B Annually

July 19, 2022

With the Biden Administration proposing a minimum staffing requirement for nursing homes, a new report by CliftonLarsonAllen found that the mandate would require hiring more than 187,000 nurses and nurses’ aides at a cost of $10 billion annually for their wages and benefits. CLA estimates that more than 215,000 nursing home residents could be displaced as many facilities would have to reduce their census in order to meet the staffing ratio requirement.