The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule requiring nursing homes to provide a minimum amount of direct care per resident daily (minimum staffing standard). It is critical that CMS, federal and state legislators, and other policymakers hear from nursing home residents about the importance of adequate staffing.

Please fill out the survey below, sharing your experiences and feelings regarding staffing in the nursing home in which you live. (Note that the terms "facility" and "nursing home" are used interchangeably in this survey.)

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* 1. Is there adequate staff in your facility to meet the care needs of all residents?

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* 2. How often does understaffing in your facility affect you?