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