Nursing home staff shortage a ‘crisis’ in Clark County, Washington

January 8, 2023

A lack of skilled staff at nursing homes and adult family homes is creating a situation in which local hospitals are filled with people who should be discharged to a skilled nursing facility or long-term care home but can’t find a bed.

The leader of the Washington Health Care Association, a trade group representing adult family homes and skilled nursing facilities, says the crisis is now a catastrophe.

Carma Matti-Jackson, president and chief executive, says her group is concerned with the vulnerable elderly who are waiting in hospital beds for openings at skilled nursing facilities.

Read the full story from The Columbian.