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To Achieve Equitable Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes, Address Key Workforce Challenges

Brief Training & Advanced Roles
February 17, 2021

This article describes the landscape of long-term care workforce challenges (including fragmented regulations, absenteeism and turnover, and low wages) and suggests policy solutions (including a federal minimum wage for nursing assistants and mandatory staffing levels).

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20210210.904101/full/

Key Takeaways

Turnover, absenteeism, staffing shortages, and training insufficiencies are key challenges in nursing homes.
These workforce challenges have been made even more apparent by the COVID-19 crisis.
Improving wages and staffing levels could have a range of positive impacts on workforce and care quality outcomes.
 
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