The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employee turnover at nursing homes in an average year is 74 percent. With high rates of turnover and not enough new workers entering the caregiving field, the U.S. is deep in a senior care crisis that’s only set to get worse. This week – two senior care experts join Viewpoints to discuss why no one wants these jobs and how this lack of infrastructure and funding in certain areas is creating chaos amongst seniors and their families who need help.
- Amy O’ Rourke, senior healthcare expert, professional care manager, author, The Fragile Years.
- Susan Chapman, professor, social & behavioral sciences, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing.
Links for more information:
- Fast Company: We’re in the midst of a caregiving crisis. Here’s how Biden may address it
- The Guardian: The future of elder care is here – and it’s artificial intelligence