We have to save our seniors and put care first.
The pandemic laid bare the problems in the nursing home industry. Nursing home residents aren’t receiving the quality care they deserve because of these issues—issues like low staffing, unsafe working conditions, and an exodus from the industry due to low wages. When we don’t take care of our nursing home workers, they can’t take care of our loved ones. In order to save our seniors, we must protect our nursing home workers. We must enact policies that will hold these facilities accountable and ensure the safety of their workers and residents.