Nursing Home Staff Situations Have Worsened During Pandemic, Analysis Shows.

October 7, 2021

The AP (10/7, Sedensky) reports, “Even before COVID-19 bared the truth of a profit-driven industry with too few caring for society’s most vulnerable, thin staffing was a hallmark of nursing homes around the country.” Staffing situations have worsened, “with about one-third of US nursing homes reporting lower levels of nurses and aides than before the pandemic began ravaging their facilities, an Associated Press analysis of federal data finds.” In addition, data show “some 32% of nursing homes reported staff-to-resident ratios in June that were lower than those in February 2020.”

        Newsweek (10/7, Klapper) reports, “Nursing homes lost more than 380,000 jobs in the past year and a half over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bureau of Labor data.”

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