Evaluation of nursing manpower allocation in a nursing home

Chun Hsi Chen, Wen Chen Tsai, Wei Chieh Chang

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The subjects of this study encompassed the nursing staffs (nurses and nursing aids) and residents of a public hospital-based nursing home. By intensive sampling, this study explored the differences in actual times that nurses spent caring for residents. We assessed the functional status of nursing home residents of various illness severities as well as measured the actual nursing manpower needed to meet the residents' care needs using Typology of the Aged with Illustration (TAI). Results showed that current nursing manpower levels in nursing homes was adequate, although some units had excessive manpower allocation. As a result, this study suggests the establishment of a resident classification system for use in long-term care (LTC) facilities to assist with manpower allocation and reasonable utilization of resources within the facility. Adequate nurse staffing will enhance the quality and accessibility of care for the residents with severe illnesses in LTC facilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007


  • Manpower allocation
  • Nursing home
  • Nursing time
  • Typology of the Aged with Illustration (TAI)


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