Addressing Massachusetts' Long-Term Care Staffing Shortage
Providing more accessible training options and better pay will be key to addressing the staffing shortage in long-term care in Massachusetts, according to a new op-ed by two MIT Sloan researchers and an MIT Sloan alumnus.
“To address the ongoing urgent need to meet the care needs of the [Massachusetts] Commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents, the state must amend state law to provide competitive wages and a path to certified nursing assistant certification for frontline workers who stepped up to serve as nurse aides during the pandemic,” write Adam Berman, Kate Kellogg, and Jenna Myers in a recently published article in CommonWealth.
Berman, who earned his MBA at MIT Sloan, is the President and CEO of Legacy Lifecare. Kellogg, who is the David J. McGrath jr (1959) Professor of Management and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, is part of the affiliated faculty of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) and the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan. Myers recently successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in Work and Organization Studies at MIT Sloan and will be joining the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Human Resources and Industrial Relations this summer.