Long-Term Care Staffing and Regulations: Impact and Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors: Susan Chapman, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN | Laura Wagner, PhD, RN, FAAN | Liwam Nerayo, BA | Joanne Spetz, PhD

Topics: COVID-19, Long-Term Care

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

August 22, 2022

The long-term care industry had been struggling with many workforce issues before the COVID-19 pandemic, including shortages of workers, high turnover rates, lack of training, low pay, and a lack of benefits such as paid sick leave. The pandemic exacerbated these issues and made them more apparent to the public. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on long-term care facilities, affecting both residents and care providers.

This rapid response report investigates the impact of the pandemic on the long-term care workforce and the outlook for the future.

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