Long-Term Care Staffing Challenges in Washington State

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The COVID-19 pandemic has added pressure to existing long-term care workforce challenges in Washington state. Across the nation, the number of individuals employed in long-term care has been on the decline according to Director Bianca Frogner who was recently quoted in Seattle Times. A combination of factors may be at play inculding lack of child care and burnout. Read the full story here.