The issue is to figure out what the average daily census and PPD of the 12 facilities must be after the staffing changes in order to reach the company's budgeted net income goal.
HealthComm Corporation owns and operates 12 long-term care facilities. Management is contemplating on if it would be feasible to make staffing budget changes to three of the homes. All three changes will increase the budgeted staffing working hours, which will in effect increase expenses and lower net income. However, HealthComm has set a budgeted net income amount that management can't afford to reduce. The budgeted staffing hours are calculated by multiplying the daily census by a particular position's cost per patient day (PPD).