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Hello Fellow Activity People,

I am just trying to get some idea out there on how staffing is at your Skilled Nursing Facilities. Could you please take a quick second to answer a few questions for me? I am asking because we recently had to do some dreaded cuts in staff/hours in the Activity Department and I just wanted to see if I am on the right track with other SNF.

 

How many Bed Facility are you?

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds?

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)?

How long does the last activity staff stay?

What are your hours scheduled for weekends?

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)?

 

Incase you are wondering.... here are my answers:

How many bed facility: 107 bed

How many open beds: 17

How many hours a week in activities (not including director):118 (cut to 64)

How long does last activity person stay: 7:30 pm on mon and thurs

Weekends: sat 8am to 3 pm (every sat) and every other sunday for 2 hours

Activity director status: full time (35 to 40 hours a week)

 

Thanks for your help.

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Hello Fellow Activity People,

I am just trying to get some idea out there on how staffing is at your Skilled Nursing Facilities. Could you please take a quick second to answer a few questions for me? I am asking because we recently had to do some dreaded cuts in staff/hours in the Activity Department and I just wanted to see if I am on the right track with other SNF.

 

How many Bed Facility are you?

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds?

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)?

How long does the last activity staff stay?

What are your hours scheduled for weekends?

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)?

 

Incase you are wondering.... here are my answers:

How many bed facility: 107 bed

How many open beds: 17

How many hours a week in activities (not including director):118 (cut to 64)

How long does last activity person stay: 7:30 pm on mon and thurs

Weekends: sat 8am to 3 pm (every sat) and every other sunday for 2 hours

Activity director status: full time (35 to 40 hours a week)

 

Thanks for your help.

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Hello Fellow Activity People,

I am just trying to get some idea out there on how staffing is at your Skilled Nursing Facilities. Could you please take a quick second to answer a few questions for me? I am asking because we recently had to do some dreaded cuts in staff/hours in the Activity Department and I just wanted to see if I am on the right track with other SNF.

 

How many Bed Facility are you?

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds?

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)?

How long does the last activity staff stay?

What are your hours scheduled for weekends?

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)?

 

Incase you are wondering.... here are my answers:

How many bed facility: 107 bed

How many open beds: 17

How many hours a week in activities (not including director):118 (cut to 64)

How long does last activity person stay: 7:30 pm on mon and thurs

Weekends: sat 8am to 3 pm (every sat) and every other sunday for 2 hours

Activity director status: full time (35 to 40 hours a week)

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

How many bed facility: 180 beds

How many open beds: about 15

How many hours a week in activities(not including director): 105

How long does last activity person stay: 5:30pm Mon-Fri

Weekends: One Saturday 8am-4:30pm, next Saturday 10:30am-3:30pm and every other Sunday 8:00am-4:30pm

Activity Director status: full time 40 hours a week

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How many bed facility: 114 bed

How many open beds: 26 beds

How many hours a week in activities (not including director): approximately 150 , depending on vacations and things.

How long does last activity person stay: 730 or 8 pm Mondays and Weds. Tues, thurs and Friday

 

Weekends: 8-430 both Saturday and Sunday

Activity director status: 40 hours or more per week. Our Admin requests that we put in extra time ( read unpaid as we are salary) every week.

 

Thanks for your help.

Edited by Mandyatscr

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I am going to respond but my answers will probably make some of you envious. I am fortunate to work in a facility that is very supportive of activities and currently has no plans to cut hours. That could all change in a heartbeat but for now I will count my blessings. I have a staff of nine besides myself.

 

 

How many Bed Facility are you? 180

 

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds? about 8

 

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)? 276 not including mine

 

How long does the last activity staff stay? between 8:30 and 9:00 Monday-Friday

 

What are your hours scheduled for weekends? Saturday and Sunday, 2 people scheduled, 1 does 7:00-3:30 and then other 9:00-5:30

 

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)? 40 hours, full time

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I am going to respond but my answers will probably make some of you envious. I am fortunate to work in a facility that is very supportive of activities and currently has no plans to cut hours. That could all change in a heartbeat but for now I will count my blessings. I have a staff of nine besides myself.

 

 

How many Bed Facility are you? 180

 

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds? about 8

 

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)? 276 not including mine

 

How long does the last activity staff stay? between 8:30 and 9:00 Monday-Friday

 

What are your hours scheduled for weekends? Saturday and Sunday, 2 people scheduled, 1 does 7:00-3:30 and then other 9:00-5:30

 

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)? 40 hours, full time

 

 

 

Dear Turtle,

urhpairohtp0r85rfrhaoprhpa (THAT is what my jaw did when it hit the keyboard while I read your answers)

 

You are so fortunate. WOW....I am envious. What state do you live in? WOW...I am still in shock.

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My answers may also seem a bit different. I have three full time staff in the department but they rotate every two weeks between Activities, Restorative, and then Float (fill in on days off for the other two girls in those departments). Every day I have one Activity Staff, myself and occasionally one of the Bath Aides to help when needed for special parties or larger group activities.

 

How many Bed Facility? 60 Bed

How many open beds? Currently One

How many hours a week in activities (not including director)? 40

How long does the last activity person stay? 6:00 every day except two nights a month

there is an 11:30-8:00 shift

Is Activity Director full-time & how many hours worked (not included in above)? full-time and I am salary so I work 40 plus hours a week

 

I am The Department Head so I run the department, including all the paperwork, documentation, MSD, careplans, care conferences etc. as well as run activities with the girls including group outings. The whole ball of wax!

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Jules-I live in Florida and am actually in a pretty rural area. We are a privately owned facility with an owner who is very supportive of what our department does.

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Replying to the staffing question.

Are facility has 68 beds and as of right now we have no empty beds.

We work 40 hours a week and there is myself and the activity director.

We schedule one of us usually staying until 7:30 three nights a week .

We take turns doing this. And it works pretty good.

Week-ends I work 4hours on Saturday and the activity director 6 on Sundays.

We ask at resident counsil if week-end activities is adequate and if there is any problems?

They are very happy with the way things are working. And this is all documented.

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Hello Fellow Activity People,

I am just trying to get some idea out there on how staffing is at your Skilled Nursing Facilities. Could you please take a quick second to answer a few questions for me? I am asking because we recently had to do some dreaded cuts in staff/hours in the Activity Department and I just wanted to see if I am on the right track with other SNF.

 

How many Bed Facility are you?

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds?

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)?

How long does the last activity staff stay?

What are your hours scheduled for weekends?

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)?

 

Incase you are wondering.... here are my answers:

How many bed facility: 107 bed

How many open beds: 17

How many hours a week in activities (not including director):118 (cut to 64)

How long does last activity person stay: 7:30 pm on mon and thurs

Weekends: sat 8am to 3 pm (every sat) and every other sunday for 2 hours

Activity director status: full time (35 to 40 hours a week)

 

Thanks for your help.

106 Bed Facility

Usually, 94-100 residents (changes daily)

Act. Dir. works 40-55 hours

Act. Asst. works 40-45 hours.

Act. Dir. pulls most of the extra hours. We have volunteers who do most of the weekend activities! And, recruiting more for evenings.

We have activities available 24 hours per day.

The only paid staff is AD & Act Asst. However, recruiting & training volunteers, as well as other staff properly will relieve alot of the department strain. I do some type of recruiting weekly from letters to organizations & churches to appearances, & free sites like Craigs List. So, I keep OT to a minimum since I am salaried.

Remember this...100 Volunteers is 100 hours of activities someone else is doing that frees you up to do more while residents are getting a quality program. Train them well & reward them so they stay motivated.

485jeanie

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How many Bed Facility are you?

52 (20 skilled, 20 AL, 12 memory care)

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds?

YES! 12 in memory care (yes, it's empty), 16 in AL (almost empty) and 2 in Skilled.

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)?

56, including me. I'm an hourly AD, and I get 40 (sometimes + if there is a lot going on.) In theory I have an assistant who works 16 hours a week to cover my two days off (Thu and Fri) but she retired and we are yet to hire a new one! So the resident services director from Independent Living is pinch hitting by covering my AM activities for AL, we have a dog therapy lady on Friday and the exercise teacher from IL comes over and does something with Skilled on Thursday mornings to cover that. Afternoons are bingo on Thu and games of Fri, supposedly done by the nursing staff...

How long does the last activity staff stay?

That would be me, and it varies...when I take AL out for dinner I've been working until 8:30 pm, but most days I leave at 5:30 or so. There are evening activities every night at 7:00 that are supposed to be done by the PCA's...but you know how that goes :rolleyes:

What are your hours scheduled for weekends?

9:30-5:30 (me) both days

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)?

Yes, I'm full time, 40 hours.

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How many Bed Facility are you? 80

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds? 4

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)? 40

How long does the last activity staff stay? 8 hours a day monday through friday

What are your hours scheduled for weekends? none

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)? I am the only Activity Staff

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Wow, Philco, you poor thing! You should definitely have an assistant, at least someone to be there when you are not, and I'd even think with 80 people that you'd have two people working at the same time sometimes. How do you meet everyone's needs? What happens on the weekends?

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How many bed facility:130

How many open beds: 10

How many hours a week in activities(not including director):this changes dly due to census going up and down but about 111

How long does last activity person stay:tues and thurs till 7:30 pm

Weekends:1 girl works all units hours 9:30-3:00

Activity Director status: my facillity has 2 directors at 32-35 hrs wkly.

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How many Bed Facility are you? 65

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds? yes about 21 open beds

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)? they work 40 hours a piece

How long does the last activity staff stay? they stay 8 hours 8 or 8:30 to 4:30 or 5pm

What are your hours scheduled for weekends? Saturday and Sunday 8 hours

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)? I am the Activity Director and I work 40+ hours a week and also I am staff development and I also do all of the scheduling for the nursing staff and plus do the whole things for activities. Which include careplans, MDS's, progress notes, admissions,etc. And I am not salary so therefore I do not mind working overtime. I have two assistants, but only budgeted for 1 1/2. I make them work on various things and then I can show corporate what they have been doing. Hopefully one day all of this other stuff will be taken from me!!! I'll continue to pray!!!

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We have 65 beds. Currently about 8 are empty. I am the director and I work 40 hours a week. I have two assistants. One works only every other weekend, and the other works 5 days a week, including every other weekend. My assistants work from 8:30 - 4:30 with the exception of Thursday when the hours are 12:30 - 8:30. So during the week I have one day that I work without an assistant, and I cover the morning activities on Thursday, I don't work the weekends unless I need to cover for one of them.

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How many Bed Facility are you? 46

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds? 3

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)? 40-45

How long does the last activity staff stay? 5pm (me)

What are your hours scheduled for weekends? Only on occasions (me)

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)?

Just me, 40-45 hrs a week

 

Wish I could do more!! :)

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How many bed facility: 52 Bed Skilled Nursing and 54 Bed Assisted Living

How many open beds: currently.. dont know off the top of my jead

How many hours a week in activities(not including director)I ahve one full time assistant and one part time (leads one day a week) and at least 30 volunteers at the present moment.. This changes

How long does last activity person stay:My assistant stays until 4, I till 5 Monday -Friday My part time assistant works Saturday and My full time assistant works Tuesday-Saturday..

Weekends:My full time works Tuesday-Saturday and my part time works Sunday.. Mondays are my Activity Days.. Get to actually see programs/residents in action

Activity Director status: 1 Full time Director

 

My assisted living facility is an Eden Alternative and the emphasis is that caregivers take a much larger role in encouraging activities.. Caregivers are assigned one Activity on their shift to lead. As the director I work closely with the caregivers and ensure they are doing the programs correctly!

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Hello Fellow Activity People,

I am just trying to get some idea out there on how staffing is at your Skilled Nursing Facilities. Could you please take a quick second to answer a few questions for me? I am asking because we recently had to do some dreaded cuts in staff/hours in the Activity Department and I just wanted to see if I am on the right track with other SNF.

 

How many Bed Facility are you?

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds?

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)?

How long does the last activity staff stay?

What are your hours scheduled for weekends?

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)?

 

Incase you are wondering.... here are my answers:

How many bed facility: 107 bed

How many open beds: 17

How many hours a week in activities (not including director):118 (cut to 64)

How long does last activity person stay: 7:30 pm on mon and thurs

Weekends: sat 8am to 3 pm (every sat) and every other sunday for 2 hours

Activity director status: full time (35 to 40 hours a week)

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

59 Nursing Beds

1 bed currently open

122.5 hours including the chaplain but not the activity director

It varies each night but typically Mon-Fri there is an activity until 8pm.

Weekends are tought. I have to split one staff member their full shift in 2 days. Sat they would work 4 hours. Sunday 31/2

AD is 37.5 hours

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Hello Fellow Activity People,

I am just trying to get some idea out there on how staffing is at your Skilled Nursing Facilities. Could you please take a quick second to answer a few questions for me? I am asking because we recently had to do some dreaded cuts in staff/hours in the Activity Department and I just wanted to see if I am on the right track with other SNF.

 

How many Bed Facility are you? 28

Do you currently have any unfilled/open beds? 3

How many hours per week does your activity staff work (total)? 3 aides, two positions of 3/2 and one a 3/3 per week.

How long does the last activity staff stay? until 4pm

What are your hours scheduled for weekends? same as weekdays

Is your Activity Director full-time or how many hours worked (not included in above)? activity director also does social work duties, is full time

 

Incase you are wondering.... here are my answers:

How many bed facility: 107 bed

How many open beds: 17

How many hours a week in activities (not including director):118 (cut to 64)

How long does last activity person stay: 7:30 pm on mon and thurs

Weekends: sat 8am to 3 pm (every sat) and every other sunday for 2 hours

Activity director status: full time (35 to 40 hours a week)

 

Thanks for your help.

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# of beds:85-14 memory care, rest SNF & rehab-all beds are dual certified (both Medicare & Medicaid)

beds opened: 5

Lastest we are there is 5PM, expcept for special events. We have volunteers who provide some PM activities.

Weekend hours: 4 hours ea. Sat.

I have a 40 hr. person in memory care & I have the rest. I'm the director with 40 hrs. I'm tired! I have tried to get more help, because so many residents fall between the cracks, but never had any luck.

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I hope this helps out. We had to do some cuts with the STNA's but so far we have been safe in the Activity Department. Hope everything goes well for you, your facility and your staff.

 

How many bed facility: 50 beds

How many open beds: 22 open beds

How many hours a week in activities (not including director):26 hours

How long does last activity person stay: 7:30 pm on tuesdays and wednesdays

Weekends: Sat and Sunday 10:30-6:30

Activity director status: full time (40 hours a week)

 

Best of Luck,

Stephanie

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