Worker Shortages Are Real In The Philly Region’s Nursing Homes

July 2, 2021

Nursing homes have long had a problem attracting staff. Now, arguably, it’s gotten harder.

As employers in just about every service industry struggle to hire workers, nursing home operators in New Jersey are facing a special challenge of increased staffing requirements for nursing assistants under a law that took effect Feb. 1.

The new standard requires one certified nursing assistant for every eight residents during the day, with lower ratios for evening and night shifts. Increasing staff is seen as a clear way to improve care for patients. The New Jersey Department of Health has already cited eight facilities for not meeting the regulation.

Read the full story from The Philadelphia Inquirer here.