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“The wide-ranging discussion kept returning to nursing home workers. Many are women of color who are poorly paid with little to no health benefits. To make ends meet, staff often work at multiple facilities, increasing the chances of the virus spreading. Longer term, a workforce shortage in #nursinghomes is projected to worsen without major reforms.”

Thank you, to our Executive Director, Nicole Howell, for speaking out and highlighting how we need to not only boost the pay of our long-term care facility workers but understand there are many other ways the workforce can be supported, especially given the prevalence of COVID-19 in our nursing homes today.