About The Study: In this study of nearly 3,000 nursing homes in 2020, owing to increased absences and departures, there were significant declines in staffing levels during a severe COVID-19 outbreak that remained significantly reduced 16 weeks after the outbreak’s start. Facilities temporarily increased hiring, contract staff and overtime to bolster staffing during outbreaks, but these measures did not fully replace lost staff, particularly certified nursing assistants.
Authors: Karen Shen, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.
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