During a historic labor crisis, the Biden Administration has proposed an unfunded staffing mandate for nursing homes. Long term care facilities are eager to hire more caregivers, but the nationwide shortage of nurses and lack of resources will make this mandate impossible to meet. In a recent analysis from CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), 94% of nursing homes are currently not meeting at least one of the three proposed staffing requirements. This mandate will cause more nursing homes to limit the number of residents they can serve or close altogether – devastating access to care for our nation’s seniors.
Nursing homes have lost more workers than any other health care sector, and there’s a growing shortage of nurses.
More than 500 nursing homes have closed over the course of the pandemic, often due to a lack of available workers.
The federal government’s own study on the issue concluded that no single staffing level would guarantee quality care.
An unfunded staffing mandate won’t fix this labor crisis. We need comprehensive solutions that invest in our long term caregivers, address recruitment challenges and build a pipeline of dedicated caregivers for our nation’s growing elderly population.
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