The world of long-term care is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. Medicaid funding for home care has been increased, at the expense of long-term care funding, in order to avoid a monumental economic shortfall in senior health care. This has resulted in older, more acute seniors transferring to our long-term care facilities for shorter periods of time. Concurrently, an economic upturn has made recruiting and retaining care staff more difficult as the traditional pool of direct care workers we draw from find higher paying, less stressful jobs in other industries.
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