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The Future of Skilled Nursing Must Improve

Since January 2020, roughly 236,000 caregivers have left the nursing home. That’s 15% of the nation’s workforce in assisted living facilities. In 2022, over 400 US nursing homes are on the brink of shutting down. The country may lose a quarter of its nursing homes over the next 3 years, even as demand continues to rise.

What’s gone so wrong? Why is skilled nursing an endangered profession? The problem is that nurses have high workloads and stress levels that aren’t reflected in their compensation levels. The pandemic kicked this problem into high gear when nurses became responsible for keeping an elderly, largely-immunocompromised population safe from a deadly disease without proper equipment or support. COVID-19 killed nearly 136,000 nursing home residents and over 2,000 nursing home workers. For nurses, mistakes born of fatigue (like forgetting to wash hands) and other infection control have lethal consequences. Fewer people feel up to the task.

Infection Control: The Future of Skilled Nursing
Source: IPCWell.com

Brian Wallace
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Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading content marketing agency that makes the world's ideas simple, visual, and influential. Brian is the go-to resource for visual storytelling in the crypto / blockchain market since 2015, representing numerous cryptocurrency-related publications, and others getting press and funding in the space. Brian has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-present and joined the SXSW Advisory Board in 2019-present.


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