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Old 08-16-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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Will there be enough health workers in your retirement area?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...f08_story.html

(I saw this in another thread, and thought it was relevant for this forum.)
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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I have long said we need MORE immigrants, as the boomer generation ages and some go into nursing homes. When my MIL was in a home, it was all immigrants doing the caregiving, with the exception of some RN's who sat behind a desk all day and couldn't even see the patients.



Americans by and large don't want these jobs. Something to think about.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:08 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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We will also have a nursing shortage...most nurses don’t choose to work in nursing homes..and nursing homes don’t want to pay for RNs

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/...eral-data-says
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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If the time comes I need nurses for care, I will do all I can to have at home caregivers. My LTC insurance provides this option, and one only needs to hire someone with the credentials for what needs to be done. If all I need is a helper to bathe, or to assist with mobility, cooking, and cleaning I don't need to hire an RN, or even a CNA. If it comes to that, I might even move near a family member (niece, great niece, etc) who is underemployed, and pay for their certification training and hire them. I can help my family, myself, and have only a trusted family member, rather than a stranger, in my home daily.
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 AM
 
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I have long said we need MORE immigrants, as the boomer generation ages and some go into nursing homes. When my MIL was in a home, it was all immigrants doing the caregiving, with the exception of some RN's who sat behind a desk all day and couldn't even see the patients.

Americans by and large don't want these jobs. Something to think about.
As long as they are LEGAL immigrants!
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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If the time comes I need nurses for care, I will do all I can to have at home caregivers. My LTC insurance provides this option, and one only needs to hire someone with the credentials for what needs to be done. If all I need is a helper to bathe, or to assist with mobility, cooking, and cleaning I don't need to hire an RN, or even a CNA. If it comes to that, I might even move near a family member (niece, great niece, etc) who is underemployed, and pay for their certification training and hire them. I can help my family, myself, and have only a trusted family member, rather than a stranger, in my home daily.
But if you need more medical oversight than a “helper” or CNA or even an LPN can offer.....you will eventually need an RN. Their training is 4 year degree plus sometimes graduate school. Associate degree RNs are in short supply too.
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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I worry more about who is going to help us move when we have to leave our house we are in now. DW and I both had to move our mothers when their health and strength declined dramatically. We are kidless and have no close relatives within 3000 miles. Based on who helps us now in the yard (2 acres worth), probably will be immigrants, legal or not (I never ask).
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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I worry more about who is going to help us move when we have to leave our house we are in now. DW and I both had to move our mothers when their health and strength declined dramatically. We are kidless and have no close relatives within 3000 miles. Based on who helps us now in the yard (2 acres worth), probably will be immigrants, legal or not (I never ask).
I would be more inclined to call on church groups or Habitat for Humanity....if you are like us you will be downsizing your next move.
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Old Yesterday, 12:04 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Healthcare recruiters where I used to live (MO) went to the Philippines and hired a planeload of nurses and healthcare workers. Here in NM when I had in-home PT after hip replacement it was a Philippine PT specialist that did the evaluations. The actual physical therapist assistant was an American (local guy). My PCP doctor is from Pakistan and my ortho surgeon was US-born Indian. When my parents were in the nursing home 20+ years ago in rural MO it was mostly local healthcare people. I suspect things have changed by now.
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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But if you need more medical oversight than a “helper” or CNA or even an LPN can offer.....you will eventually need an RN. Their training is 4 year degree plus sometimes graduate school. Associate degree RNs are in short supply too.
When, and if, that day comes I'll still have that LTC insurance which of pays on AL and NH care. Of course many people die without ever needing those levels of care. Even if I never need my LTC insurance, I think that it was money well spent for the security of knowing my needs will be met. When my mom was in NH care, there was only one RN per shift in the whole place. All the others were LVNs or CNAs.
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