How many staff is required for a non-medical care home? | QCS

How many staff is required for a non-medical care home? 18 residents And how is this worked out? Thank you.

Senga Currie
Answered by Senga Currie

There is no definitive number of staff for a set number of residents, in the past there was a sliding scale ratio, however, it was reviewed an decided that the dependency of people influenced the number and skill of staff required to support them. You must use a dependency tool which will inform you of the individuals’ dependency, total it up for all people and that will suggest the minimal number of staff required. Other factors must be taken into consideration as well such as the environment. I would suggest researching the various tools. A popular one is the care home staffing model. I hope that helps you.

About Senga Currie

Senga has been a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector.

Since 1998 she has been working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager. Read more

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