Low pay, poor benefits: The looming labor shortage in nursing homes

The COVID-19 pandemic clearly illustrated how essential nursing aides, homecare workers and nursing assistants are to society. At the same time, these workers earn low wages and few benefits. As more Americans become elderly and the industry of direct care suffers high rates of turnover, a workforce shortage in nursing care assistants looms.

Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy at PHI National, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the plight of direct care workers and what can be done to address the labor shortage in this job market. Continue reading