From Crisis to Control: Medical Alert Systems Close the Labor Shortage Gap

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“I would almost call it desperation,” said Pete Van Runkle, Executive Director of the Ohio Health Care Association, which represents more than 1,200 nursing home, assisted living, and home care providers. There are “day-to-day staffing challenges that virtually all of our members are experiencing.”

The Problem: Extreme Staffing Shortages = No Care for Patients

Even before covid-19 was on anyone’s radar, the warning bells had sounded that by 2025, the US would experience a healthcare labor shortage resulting from a crush of Baby Boomers needing long-term care.

That staffing crisis arrived 3 years earlier than predicted, due to the hyper-infectiousness of Omicron and the resulting astronomical rise in cases and hospitalizations. Health systems, many of which were already overburdened following the Delta wave’s strain on resources, have had little opportunity for staff and supply shortages to recover.


The Care Crisis Unfolds:

·        Despite Omicron’s milder effects, it is shutting down the economy and creating some of the biggest challenges yet seen during the pandemic

·        In NYC, nurses are stretched so thin that some health care facilities either have a fraction of the coverage they should have or no patient monitoring at all

·        Right now, hospitals and care facilities in California, Arizona, and Rhode Island are allowing covid-infected workers to stay on the job, treating patients, as a result of severe labor shortages and overwhelming demand for care

·        Nursing homes have suffered the worst labor shortage among all health care facilities, with 221,000 jobs lost since the start of the pandemic, according to a report released by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). 
A Long-Term Solution for a Long-Term Problem:

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