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Almost All Senior Care Facilities Face Staffing Crisis: Survey

Sept. 22, 2021, 3:52 PM

Nearly every assisted living community and nursing home in the U.S. is facing a staffing crisis, according to a survey released Wednesday by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

  • 86% of nursing homes and 77% of assisted living providers said their workforce situation has worsened over the past three months
    • 99% of nursing homes and 96% of assisted living communities are experiencing staffing shortages
    • Almost 70% of all facilities are having a very difficult time hiring new caretakers
    • 45% of nursing homes said vaccination requirements by the employer or state were the biggest obstacle in ...