Nursing home job losses in the United States are up 20 percent in the last year, according to a survey of more than 500 nursing home workers released Wednesday.
The study by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Center for Home Health Care Research (NCHCR) found that nursing home employees were losing jobs at rates five times higher than the national average.
“We are losing jobs because of our workforce’s lack of skills,” said Dr. Robert T. Brown, the institute’s executive director and a former director of the National Labor Relations Board.
“We need to understand that if we are going to maintain nursing home quality and quality of care, we have to have more people with nursing home experience.”
The nursing home industry has experienced a major economic crisis in recent years, and the report found that nearly 40 percent of nursing home residents who received their nursing home licenses in the previous five years have lost their jobs.
According to the report, this means that nursing homes have lost more than 3.3 million licensed workers since 2007.
The nursing home sector has been hit hard by the collapse of a health care industry that once employed more than one million people.
In a report published in December, the federal government reported that there were more than 13 million nursing home bed vacancies in 2015.
In 2018, there were almost 11 million beds and there were about 3.4 million nursing homes in need of additional beds, according the National Association of Nursing Home Administrators.
In January, President Donald Trump signed a $5.2 billion bill to repair the nation’s aging nursing home system, but some nursing home operators fear that the funding will not be enough to fix the problem.
The Institute for Health Care Policy and Research, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, conducted the survey by telephone with nearly 300 nursing home administrators, social workers, and nursing home providers.
In addition to the number of nursing homes affected, the survey also included information on the workforce’s needs, demographics, and other data.
The survey was conducted in late February and early March.
It will be released Wednesday by the NCHCR and the Institute, a partnership between the University of Chicago and the University at Buffalo.
The nursing homes surveyed were located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The institute did not determine the precise number of workers who had lost their nursing jobs.
A nurse who works in a nursing home would be considered a member of the workforce if she or he is expected to perform duties related to the home’s care and management, including cleaning, maintenance, and cleaning and disinfection.
The average age of the nursing home staff in the survey was 40.
The median age of staff members was 45.
In some nursing homes, the median age is over 70.
About 80 percent of the respondents said they were satisfied with their job performance.
Many said they have been able to find a job with less training than other jobs in the community.
About 20 percent said they could not find a new job because of the shortage of qualified workers, according for the report.
About 90 percent of respondents said the shortage was their main concern.
In most cases, these people cited the cost of health insurance and a lack of other support services.
The majority of nursing facility workers, however, were concerned about the lack of care they receive.
A majority of respondents were concerned that they were having difficulty finding a job in their field.
The study also found that the most common reason for nursing home worker retirements was a lack, or high, attrition rate.
Nearly 90 percent cited job changes as a reason for their retirements.
Nearly all of the workers who retired had a history of working long hours, but a small minority said they retired for reasons related to health issues, according.
Some nursing home managers were concerned with the financial impact of the retirements, as more than half said they are not making enough money to maintain the facilities.
The NCHTR report found, however and other surveys, that most nursing home management organizations are willing to help employees get back on their feet.
About 30 percent of workers said they would like to return to the workforce in the near future, the study found.
Nearly 30 percent said that they would be willing to return within the next two to three years.
More than 70 percent of surveyed workers said that their retirement savings would be sufficient to cover their retiree health care costs.
Many of the individuals who said they had retired said they planned to spend the money on personal items and retirement benefits.
The NCHRT’s report also found a number of factors that may be contributing to the nursing homes’ low worker morale.
Many nursing home executives said they do not feel comfortable talking about the problems they are experiencing with their employees, the report said.
The report also highlighted the nursing facility’s need for more staffing, and that there is a high demand for nursing homes.
According the report:The nursing workforce in many states is overburdened with workers