Workforce improvement No. 1 target in final OIG report on nursing home pandemic effects,” by Josh Henreckson, McKnights LTC News

“Steep challenges faced by nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hinder their ability to provide quality care and adequate staffing, according to new report findings from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released Thursday. … The contents of the report will not surprise long-term care providers, who have broadly struggled with a shrinking workforce and rising costs across the country. … Still, Jopp remained cautiously optimistic that a combination of additional oversight and adequate incentives and reimbursements returning to facilities will ultimately lead to the results providers and regulators both desire.”

LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

As usual, regulators demand more regulation and spending, when the right solution is the opposite. For how and why that’s true, read the Paragon Health Institute’s “Long-Term Care: The Problem” and “Long-Term Care: The Solution” and watch this “virtual LTC event” featuring age wave visionary Ken Dychtwald and leading LTC researchers.