AITI was commissioned by The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation to conduct a study into staffing requirements in aged care homes.
Our research found that an average of four hours and 18 minutes per day was required in direct care support in aged care homes per resident compared to the current two hours and 50 minutes.
It also supports research that carer staff should be 30% registered nurses, 20% enrolled nurses and 50% care workers. The desired ratio of registered nurses during day shifts is one per 15 residents and one per 30 residents at night.
See the full report here.