The COVID-19 pandemic created “crisis”-level worker shortages at many U.S. long-term care facilities and nursing homes, as workers were sidelined by illness, quarantine or childcare challenges. But a review by the News4 I-Team found it also exposed long-term staffing shortages that many experts say are likely to remain even after the pandemic subsides.
The coronavirus pandemic devastated so many parts of our community but was especially hard for those living and working in long-term care facilities. Health care workers in nursing homes were pushed to the max as COVID-19 spread. But while death rates from the virus in nursing homes have declined, an investigation by Scott MacFarlane and the News4 I-Team found another...