SNF workforce ‘far below’ pre-pandemic levels but finally showing signs of life

Ken BellLTC News

McKnights (06/27/2022) – Skilled nursing operators are finally making workforce gains in recent months, but they’re still experiencing slower recovery when compared to the assisted living sector. Experts believe skilled nursing will continue to struggle, despite offering competitive wages, due to a shrinking labor pool.

“Staffing has always been an issue for the senior housing and skilled nursing sectors,” Omar Zahraoui, senior data analyst for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, wrote in an analysis Thursday. Full story »