Virginia nursing homes are struggling to stay staffed

December 26, 2022

2021 was not an easy year to work in a nursing home. But it turns out 2022 was worse. According to a recent survey, 4 in 5 nursing home facility directors say they’re still facing difficulty in filling jobs and shifts.

Amy Hewett is with the Virginia Health Care Association. They recently surveyed Virginia nursing homes and assisted living facilities and found that staffing shortages got worse in 2022 not better. Facility directors say they’re struggling to find nurses and nursing assistants.

“What these hiring and workforce challenges have meant is really that facilities are limiting admissions,” Hewett said.

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