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Why Nursing Home Administrator Stability is Key for COVID-19 Recovery

Polaris Group Profile
Polaris Group
December 1, 2021
March 14, 2023
Polaris Group Profile
Polaris Group
March 14, 2023

See how Polaris Group can help you fill vacant nursing home administrator positions.

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While vaccines and boosters have reduced nursing home COVID infection rates, the pandemic continues to ravage nursing home staffing levels. In fact, a recent American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) survey found 86% of nursing homes report their staffing situations have actually worsened, despite decreases in the number of COVID cases.  

Leadership positions are not immune to COVID-related staffing challenges

One area that needs staffing stability is leadership positions, especially the nursing home administrator role. Stability in this role is important for both resident safety and financial operations. Research finds that high rates of nursing home administrator turnover are associated with a higher number of deficiencies and citations on state surveys. Administrator turnover creates less safe environments for residents and increases costs for operators in the form of penalties and fines.  

These administrator level staffing shortages are not going to go away anytime soon. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 32% growth by 2030 in health service managers, including nursing home administrators, to support the rapidly aging population.  

Bring stability to your operations with Polaris Group

To address this staffing gap, nursing homes turn to Polaris Group.

With more than 30 years of industry experience and a specialized team of skilled recruiters, Polaris is an expert in filling interim and permanent administrator positions. Polaris Group's placement rate for interim staffing is less than 14 days, 97% of interim assignments are extended, and three-year retention rates are 98%. We can quickly and thoughtfully fill positions with the right people to provide long-term stability.

To bring stability to nursing home facility operations, contact Polaris Group today.

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