The long-term care industry has navigated a tumultuous time with COVID-19, and now nearly every nursing home and assisted living facility in the country is facing a significant staff shortage, including facilities on the Business Journal’s list of Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities. 

The nonprofit Los Angeles Jewish Home provides care to more than 1,000 senior residents throughout its campuses in Reseda and more than 4,000 via in-home and community health programs. Eisenberg Village of the Jewish Homes ranks No. 2 on the Assisted Living Facilities list and No. 14 for Skilled Nursing Facilities. 

Chief Executive Dale Surowitz said employment recruiting has been a mixed bag, but one strategy that helps the Jewish Home maintain employees is its own pool to grab employees from the on-campus Annenberg School of Nursing program. “Our nursing school trains (licensed vocational nurses) and (certified nursing assistants),” Surowitz said. “We help develop them and train them, so they become CNAs and are able to come back into the workforce. The majority of the people who come through the program, we hire, so that gives us our own kind of workforce, which is unique.”  

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