July 31, 2023
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  • Government loans during the COVID-19 pandemic helped boost staffing hours at some nursing homes, with lower-paid certified nursing assistants benefiting the most, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open on Thursday. Researchers found that within four weeks of receiving the loans, the nursing homes began increasing staff time by an average 16.7 hours per week. Certified nursing assistants experienced the most significant increases at 13.5 hours, followed by licensed practical nurses at 2.64 hours. Hours for registered nurses were flat. The staffing increases continued for 24 weeks, reaching a total of 43.54 additional staffing hours per week. (Article here)