‘We’re in a real crisis’: Skilled nurse shortage worries families, staff
Healthcare heroes have had it hard during the pandemic, working long hours and seeing so much loss. Some have retired early after getting burned out.
This has contributed to a lack of skilled nurses in nursing homes and assisted living homes.
The pandemic isn’t the only cause of a skilled nurse shortage, although it has played a role. Low pay is another.
But regardless of the reason, the industry is facing what professionals are calling a “crisis.”
This week was the first time in about a year Lilian Veal saw her 23-year-old son in person.
Cyrano Veal’s friends and family call him C Note.
He lives at an assisted living home in Las Vegas.