Skilled Nursing Facility

Nursing home employment rates decline in October

Nursing home employment rates declined in October, according to an update by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released November 1.

Although the report does not specify what caused the 1.3% dip, earlier reports of therapist layoffs seem a likely culprit for the dip in employment rates. This doesn’t necessarily mean that PDPM is to blame though. As PDPM has only been around for a month, it will likely take several months of data to confirm a downward trend in employment.