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Alarming new data shows staffing crisis is getting even worse

The staffing crisis is getting worse, according to a new survey from The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). 
 
The survey represented more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country. 
 
It found that 86 percent of nursing homes and 77 percent of assisted living providers said their workforce situation has gotten worse over the last three months. 
 
To add to the crisis – 99 percent of nursing homes and 96 percent of assisted living communities in the United States reported facing a staffing shortage. 
To make up for the shortages, nursing homes and assisted living communities are asking staff to work overtime or extra shifts, and 58 percent of nursing homes are limiting new admission due to staffing shortages.
Asking caregivers to work extra shifts only adds to the current problem of caregivers already feeling burned out and worried about staying healthy. 
 
There’s a better solution to save communities overtime pay and staffing fees. 
 
The solution to solving your staffing problem is to partner with SeniorVu’s applicant management services. Our speed-to-lead applicant approach means you fill vacant positions faster with the very best candidates. 
 
More than 7 out of 10 long term care facilities said the biggest obstacles in hiring new staff are a lack of qualified candidates and unemployment benefits. 
SeniorVu will pre-screen qualified candidates and schedule an interview for you. Our agents will respond to new applicants within 15 minutes of submission, so the best candidates won’t run off to another community while they are waiting for a response. 
 
Visibility on the Applicant Management Platform shows you the ad dollars spent and the staffing time saved. Communities that partner with us can rest assured knowing that they are getting qualified candidates, without having to overwork current staff. 
 
Nursing homes and assisted living communities are struggling and concerned workforce challenges might force them to close, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 
 
SeniorVu’s mission is to be in service to the transformation of how America cares for seniors. One of the ways we can do that best is to provide high quality candidates to help solve this historic staffing crisis. 
 
Schedule a demo today to see how SeniorVu can help solve your staffing problem.

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