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ICYMI: New Report from ASPE Confirms Disproportionate Workforce Shortage Among Long Term Care Facilities

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released a new report that provided additional evidence that long term care facilities have been impacted by the workforce shortage to a larger degree than other sectors within the health care industry. The report found that between December 2020 and December 2021, hospital employment declined by just 32,900 employees, while nursing and residential care facilities lost upwards of 145,000 workers.The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled historic workforce shortages within the long term care industry. According to data from the B...

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