Rama on Healthcare: How Nursing Homes Can Strategize to Fill Shifts Amid Overtime, Burnout and Agency Use Concerns

March 2, 2022

Facing mounting agency costs and a continuing workforce crisis, skilled nursing operators are having to be strategic in what staffing options to embrace and which to avoid.

A workforce survey report published in December by software company OnShift found 76% of senior care organizations, including nursing homes, often rely on overtime to fill shifts. It’s the “main course of action” to make sure facilities are staffed properly, according to the report.

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