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A Modest Raise for Nursing Home Workers Could Save 15,000 Lives

According to new research, raising the minimum wage by as little as 10 percent would significantly improve the safety and health of nursing home residents. A visiting scholar at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, Krista Ruffini recently published her findings on the impact of increasing the minimum wage on nursing home quality and turnover. She compared facilities in hundreds of U.S. counties that increased their minimum wage between 1990 to 2017 with those that had not. In this article, we will summarize Ruffini’s findings and shed light on the suggested implications for nursing home residents.

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