McKnight's September 22, 2022
Alex S. Paley, MPH

The “new normal” for those who operate skilled nursing facilities is not so new anymore. 

Staffing and labor shortages that at one time would have been labeled as unthinkable are now the everyday operating reality.  For over two years now, the forces and fallout from the pandemic have shaken up what was already a vulnerable industry, leaving an impact that’s unlikely to change for quite some time without substantial and dynamic shifts in the sector.

Staggering staffing statistics 

A June 2022 American Health Care Association (AHCA) survey presented alarming facts that have become all too familiar across the industry: a majority of nursing home providers are facing staffing and labor shortages, and experiencing difficulty hiring.

Most of these facilities rely...

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