Nursing home and assisted living facility workers are being paid at or near the minimum wage. At the same time, fast food workers make more. That is ridiculous. They deserve a living wage.
“You can get a job at Walmart stocking shelves for about the same wages as you would get at a nursing home,” one advocate said. “And nursing home work is incredibly grueling. Even if people are excited about aging, excited about older adults, it’s still pretty hard to swallow toileting, grooming, all of that kind of work, when you can just work at Walmart.”
Turnover has always been a problem but it is getting worse because of the lack of pay and wages.