(OPINION) Incentivizing U.S. Workers Won’t ‘Come Anywhere Close’ to Solving the Skilled Nursing Facility Labor Crisis

The intersection of nursing home staffing and immigration has long been a conversation among operators before and during the pandemic, becoming even more pressing as industry leaders clamor to provide solutions to a historic workforce shortage.

Incentivizing U.S. workers to take long-term care jobs won’t “come anywhere close” to filling the need the industry is already seeing and expects to see going forward, according to Kristie De Peña, vice president for policy and director of immigration policy at the Niskanen Center, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C…

Amy Stulick, Skilled Nursing News, April 19, 2022
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