Florida’s long term workforce levels are at the lowest they've been since 1994. Long term care employers will need to fill 235,000 job openings in direct care by 2030.
95% of nursing home operators find it challenging to recruit and retain staff.
Each day, more than 1,200 individuals are moving to Florida, meanwhile our long-term care centers are facing a severe and growing workforce shortage gap. As Florida’s aging population continues to grow, we ask...
Who will care, Florida?
55% of facilities are having to turn away prospective residents or patients. Get the Facts
48 is the median age of direct care workers.
28% of direct care workers are aged 55+.
93% of the direct care workforce are women.
72% are women of color.
41% of direct care workers in nursing centers are housing-cost burdened. 32% are on public assistance. 11% rely on Medicaid.
77% of direct care workers are people of color.
34% of direct care workers in nursing centers have a child. 9% have a child under the age of 14.
Source: 2022 PHI, Workforce Data Center
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