In 2017, Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Greenbriar had the worst reported CNA Staffing levels in the entire state of New Hampshire. Out of 44 New Hampshire nursing homes surveyed in 2017, Greenbriar’s CNA staffing levels ranked the lowest, according to the staffing data published by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Click here to see a list of New Hampshire’s 10 worst staffed nursing homes for CNAs in 2017 based on data published by CMS.
In 2017, Kindred-Greenbriar also had the second worst reported Overall Staffing levels (RN + LPN + CNA) in the entire state of New Hampshire (ranked 2 out of 44), according to the data reported to and published by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Click here to see a list of New Hampshire’s 10 worst staffed nursing homes for overall staffing (RN+LPN+CNA) in 2017 based on data published by CMS.
Understaffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies. (Click here to read some of these studies).
The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services. But Kindred-Greenbriar averaged only 1.62 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records.
Every month, CMS calculates and publishes the number of hours of care time expected to meet the needs of residents in each nursing home on a per day basis. These expected hours are used to determine how much a nursing home gets paid. According to CMS’s expected and actual staffing data (RN + LPN + CNA) for just 6 months (January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017), Kindred-Greenbriar has been short a total of 42,000 expected care hours.
These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Greenbriar’s labor costs. According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Greenbriar generated annual gross revenues of $45,722,621.
Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect.