Nursing homes have made staff gains, but more needed

Facilities still facing shortage of 4,000 direct care staff

MASSACHUSETTS NURSING facilities were at a crisis point regarding staffing even prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, due primarily to the inability to pay a competitive wage. In Massachusetts alone, there were an estimated 5,600 vacant direct care nursing positions pre-COVID-19. To address the ongoing urgent need to meet the care needs of the Commonwealth’s most(...)

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