Could Nursing Homes be seeing an Increase in Staffing levels as Omicron cases decrease?

Nursing Home Staff
Date: February 25, 2022

     On February 23rd, 2022, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News mentioned that Sabra Healthcare REIT’s operators are seeing an increase in staffing levels as Omicron cases are leveling off. It was reported that forty-one percent of staff have come back to work after contracting or being quarantined due to COVID-19. The CEO of Sabra Healthcare now says that nursing home staff is returning in “droves”. Omicron took a serious toll on nursing homes across the United States, which was very scary since adequate staffing is essential for residents to receive quality care. However, as Omicron subsides, staffing levels have escalated by 149 points since December of 2021. Sabra’s CEO even anticipates that it could be only a year until staffing levels are at their pre-pandemic numbers. Sabra Healthcare does not want to jinx these soaring staffing level numbers, but they are definitely looking forward to brighter days in which the facilities can operate with consistently high staffing levels in order to best provide for residents.

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Works Cited

Brown, Danielle. “Sabra’s Matros: Retiring staff boosting occupancy.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 23 February 2022, https://www.mcknights.com/news/sabras-matros-returning-staff-boosting-occupancy/

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP