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The Labor Crisis: A Ripple Effect and Dilemma for SNFs

By: Omar Zahraoui and Bill Kauffman  |  October 22, 2021

This blog post provides a NIC Analytics review of data that highlights and quantifies the number one issue facing operators of skilled nursing facilities: staffing shortages. Labor shortages are particularly acute for nursing staff and aides who are often the hands-on workers with direct and intimate relationships with residents and patients. Staffing has generally been a challenge for the sector but since the onset of the pandemic staffing shortages have become pervasive across the industry.