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A ratio of activities staff per number of residents is mandated by regulations in these states:

 

For Illinois

Activity personnel shall be provided to meet the needs of the residents and the program. Activity staff time each week shall total not less than 45 minutes multiplied by the number of residents in the facility. This time shall be spent in providing activity programming as well as planning and directing the program. The time spent in the performance of other duties not related to the activity program shall not be counted as part of the required activity staff time.

 

For Indiana

An activities program shall be provided on a daily basis, including evenings and weekends. At least thirty (30) minutes of staff time shall be provided per resident per week for activities duties. Participation shall be encouraged, although the final option remains with the resident.

 

For Iowa

Staffing for the activity program shall be provided on the minimum basis of 35 minutes per licensed bed per week

 

For Kansas

The nursing facility shall employ activities personnel at a minimum weekly average of .09 hours per resident per day.

 

For Maine

The Activities Coordinator's hours per week and those of the Assistant Activities Coordinator, if applicable, are in accordance with bed capacity as follows:

0-30 beds = 20 hours per week 91-120 Beds = 60 hours per week

31-60 beds = 30 hours per week 121-150 Beds = 70 hours per week

61-90 beds = 40 hours per week 151-180 Beds = 80 hours per week

 

For New Jersey

Mandatory staffing amounts and availability for activities . An average of 45 minutes of resident activities staff time per resident per week shall be devoted to resident activities, which requires at least one full-time equivalent staff member for every 53 residents.

 

For Wisconsin

activities staff shall be employed to provide at least .46 total hours of activities staff time per resident each week:

Note: The required hours are the total time that activities staff must be on duty serving residents each week, not the time directed towards each resident.

 

 

If I have missed any or your facility requires a certain number please share.

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A ratio of activities staff per number of residents is mandated by regulations in these states:

 

For Illinois

Activity personnel shall be provided to meet the needs of the residents and the program. Activity staff time each week shall total not less than 45 minutes multiplied by the number of residents in the facility. This time shall be spent in providing activity programming as well as planning and directing the program. The time spent in the performance of other duties not related to the activity program shall not be counted as part of the required activity staff time.

 

For Indiana

An activities program shall be provided on a daily basis, including evenings and weekends. At least thirty (30) minutes of staff time shall be provided per resident per week for activities duties. Participation shall be encouraged, although the final option remains with the resident.

 

For Iowa

Staffing for the activity program shall be provided on the minimum basis of 35 minutes per licensed bed per week

 

For Kansas

The nursing facility shall employ activities personnel at a minimum weekly average of .09 hours per resident per day.

 

For Maine

The Activities Coordinator's hours per week and those of the Assistant Activities Coordinator, if applicable, are in accordance with bed capacity as follows:

0-30 beds = 20 hours per week 91-120 Beds = 60 hours per week

31-60 beds = 30 hours per week 121-150 Beds = 70 hours per week

61-90 beds = 40 hours per week 151-180 Beds = 80 hours per week

 

For New Jersey

Mandatory staffing amounts and availability for activities . An average of 45 minutes of resident activities staff time per resident per week shall be devoted to resident activities, which requires at least one full-time equivalent staff member for every 53 residents.

 

For Wisconsin

activities staff shall be employed to provide at least .46 total hours of activities staff time per resident each week:

Note: The required hours are the total time that activities staff must be on duty serving residents each week, not the time directed towards each resident.

 

 

If I have missed any or your facility requires a certain number please share.

 

Can you tell me what the ratio for Colorado is? I would be very interested in knowing if we meet the requirments.

 

Vickie

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What's an Activity Staff?

Just kidding, I work in a facility with 75 or so Resident's. I'm the only one in my department. I don't think there are any Regs in Texas on how many staff member's per Resident ratio. If I'm wrong I'd sure like to know.

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Can you tell me what the ratio for Colorado is? I would be very interested in knowing if we meet the requirments.

 

Vickie

 

Hi Vickie

So far these are the only states that have a ratio. It is really sad. We play such an important role in their lives & they deserve more than what the state is demanding/giving them. With that being said, be sure to check your policy & procedure manual as they may have requirements.

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