The Case for Contract Labor in Home-Based Care

Home-based care agencies have bemoaned contract labor over the past couple of years, especially as COVID-related staffing shortages have forced them to tap into these talent pools.

New info commissioned by Boston-based health care staffing solutions platform IntelyCare paints contract labor in a different light, however.

According to research put together by Oliver Wyman and Mercer, contract labor may balance out costs in the long run when compared to full-time staff. The study found that a full-time nursing employee can cost a facility up to 33% more on an hourly basis than a contract worker.

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