Medicaid & SCHIP
The nursing workforce shortage faced by long-term care providers stems from factors both outside and inside the organization and operation of long-term care services. The nursing shortage diminishes quality of care and increases the costs of providing services. Resolution of the long-term care nursing workforce challenge will require improvement of the recruitment and retention of nurses. The leadership for the efforts to improve the long-term care workforce must come from the community itself. New and sustained leadership for action by long-term care leaders is the critical factor necessary to the development of the recommended initiatives and the achievement of the goals of the National Commission on Nursing Workforce for Long-Term Care.
Howard, E., Biles, B., Burke, R., Stone, R., Wing, P., McCloskey, K., & Henderson, T. M. (2005). Act now for your tomorrow: Final report of the National Commission on Nursing Workforce for Long-Term Care. Washington, D.C.: National Commission on Nursing Workforce for Long-Term Care.