More than 600,000 nursing assistants provide personal care, assistance with daily activities, and clinical support to 1.4 million nursing home residents nationwide. Despite a trend toward home and community-based services, nursing homes continue to play an integral role in the long-term services and supports system, providing 24-hour support to people who cannot live comfortably or safely at home.This research brief provides a statistical overview of nursing assistants employed in nursing homes in the U.S.
Stephen McCall is a Data and Policy Analyst at PHI. In this capacity, he studies and writes about a variety of issues facing the direct care workforce–with the goal of reforming state and national policies.
Caring for the Future
Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.