Senior living leaders recently weighed in on what the year ahead might look like and what changes need to prioritized. Among the top issues:
- The pandemic shined a spotlight on the staffing crisis in post-acute and long-term care. This needs to be solved quickly. This needs to start by building trust and keeping frontline workers safe, including educating them about the vaccine.
- Wage/reimbursement pressure and a regulatory system that focus on punishing operators instead of helping them were huge weights on the industry in 2020. In 2021, we need to advocate for change and have a place at the table with policymakers.