‘Tens of thousands’ of nursing home caregivers could lose their jobs this week: AHCA

October 4, 2022

“Tens of thousands” of nursing home caregivers could lose their job on Friday if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services does not reissue a blanket waiver, the American Health Care Association said Monday.

Reissuance of the waiver would allow US nursing homes to employ temporary nurse aides during and beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency, the association said.

“Temporary nurse aides stepped up during the pandemic to serve our nation’s seniors in their hour of need, and now they are on pins and needles waiting to hear if they’ll have a job come Friday,” AHCA President and CEO Mark Parkinson said in a statement. “It’s time to cut the red tape and bring certainty to these heroic caregivers and their residents who have come to rely on them.”

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