Nursing home workers are the lowest-paid workers in nursing homes, and yet some of them do work that’s not needed, according to a new study.
A nursing home care worker is one of about 10,000 people in nursing care.
The most common job for nursing home workers is nursing home support staff, who assist families in their care.
This isn’t the first time nursing home worker numbers have been reported to have been low.
The National Center for Health Statistics reported that nursing home staff made up less than 5 percent of the total workforce in 2010.
While nursing home work may not be a job everyone wants to do, many nursing home residents are still in desperate need of care.
According to the National Center, the number of people in need of nursing home services has more than doubled since 2005.