Nursing home safety during COVID: Staff shortages

Facilities struggled with staffing even before the pandemic; 23 percent reported shortages by year's end

For most of last year, more than 200,000 people at any given time were in nursing homes that themselves acknowledged they were suffering from staff shortages.

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US PIRG Education Fund

More than 3,000 U.S. nursing homes last month had a shortage of nurses, aides or doctors, and it’s a severe problem that has existed since last May. For most of last year, more than 200,000 people at any given time were in nursing homes that themselves acknowledged they were suffering from staff shortages.

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