ICYMI: New Bureau Of Labor Statistics Data Shows Workforce Crisis Continues Among Long Term Care Facilities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nursing homes have lost 238,000 caregivers since the beginning of the pandemic. A report from AHCA/NCAL summarizing BLS data with new January numbers showed that overall long term care workforce levels are the lowest they have been in 15 years.

While a labor shortage exists across many health care settings, BLS data illustrates the dramatic scope of the challenge facing the long term care industry in particular. For instance, hospitals have lost two percent of their workforce, compared to a 15 percent workforce decline among nursing homes and a seven percent decline among assisted living communities.

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