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U.S. Nursing Assistants: Key Facts (2017)

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August 31, 2017
U.S. Nursing Assistants: Key Facts (2017)

More than 600,000 nursing assistants provide personal care, assistance with daily activities, and clinical support to 1.4 million nursing home residents nationwide. Despite a trend toward home and community-based services, nursing homes continue to play an integral role in the long-term services and supports system, providing 24-hour support to people who cannot live comfortably or safely at home.This research brief provides a statistical overview of nursing assistants employed in nursing homes in the U.S.

Stephen Campbell
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Stephen Campbell

Data and Policy Analyst
Stephen Campbell is a Data and Policy Analyst at PHI. In this capacity, he studies and writes about a variety of issues facing the direct care workforce–with the goal of reforming state and national policies.
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