This state is facing a 200,000 nursing home worker shortfall by 2026. What does that mean for the rest of the country?
A new analysis of nursing homes and workforce shortages has brought into sharp focus the heightening need states will have for direct care workers in years close ahead.
The report commissioned by Michigan government officials found the state will need an additional 200,000 nursing home workers by 2026 to match rising demand.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services intended the analysis as a way to quantify the already existing staffing problems faced by facilities in the state. Michigan is already 36,000 direct care workers short of meeting current demands, found the consulting firm Health Management Associates.