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CNA ratios by state

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The nursing home where I did my clinicals gave each CNA 12 patients each in the morning and afternoon.

KB24, were you caring for those patients alone during your clinicals or were you shadowing a CNA?

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I just began working at a Rehab facility in Washington specializing with brain injury. The ratio of NAC/CNA is 1 to 14-18 residents. All of them are incontinent and highly dependent.

This just sounds wrong and impossible, too. I cannot see how you can care for an incontinent and highly dependent patient with half an hour each or less. Sounds like a recipe for injury or patient harm. How are you handling that job? If you can do it, I'm thinking you're Superduperman. Or woman.

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I'm in Wisconsin and I work a 1:20 ratio and this has been the resident load I've worked at every facility, multiple shifts but mostly NOC, in the last three years. Most or all are dependent, incontinent, and some fall risk dementia residents.

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When I worked in PA in a nursing home I worked all 3 shifts.

Days

1:5 residents

Evenings

1:8ish residents

Nights

1:25 residents

I worked on a locked Alzheimer's/dementia unit.

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Why doesn't every state apply a restriction this will give more safety for patients and staff

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my best guess would be because they are so understaffed within the facility that they cant get the help that is needed... I would in a nursing home and from what I hear from the DON and the Administer, they are allowing 5 aides on day, 5 on afternoon, and 4 on midnights; however that's not the case as I've seen anywhere from 2-6 on day, 3 or 4 on afternoon and 1-3 on midnights.. then you have some that are state tested but work in other departments, but they don't help at all (well maybe 1 does but that's cause she cant do a lot as there's limited washing machines).

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It has been awhile since the CNA to Resident Ratio rates were updated.  Would anyone know the rate for Kansas at this time?

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