Vaccine Mandate Reignites Call for Federal Funding for Nursing Homes
While the Biden administration’s decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations at nursing homes across the country received immediate criticism from lobbying groups and operators that already face worsening staff shortage challenges, others say it could put more pressure on the federal government to better support nursing homes.
“If anything positive came out of this it [will be] that everyone recognizes the need for additional funding in the space. It’s underfunded and it’s overutilized,” Brad Haber, principal and co-founder of Innovative Health, told Skilled Nursing News. “Bringing that to light is a positive thing in the long run if there is additional funding available.”