Workforce crisis plagues Texas nursing homes

November 26, 2022

Long-term care facilities are still facing a staffing crisis amidst this holiday season, and likely will continue for months to come.

A report from Texas Health and Human Services shows since 2022, at least 60 nursing facilities in the state — 2% — have permanently closed. The effects of the pandemic, inflation, staff burnout, and low Medicaid reimbursement rates are among the reasons facilities have had to close their doors.

“I would say easily, the staffing and the workforce crisis that we’re dealing with… is easily the most significant challenge that I’ve seen. Since I’ve been involved in this profession,” Kevin Warren, president and CEO of Texas Healthcare Association, said.

Read the full story from KTSM here.