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 is a Policy Research Associate at PHI. In this capacity, he contributes research, analysis, and writing on issues affecting the direct care workforce with the goal of impacting state and national policy.
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