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As the population ages, assisted living communities and nursing homes around the country are having a more difficult time recruiting workers to provide care for the residents. The employee shortage is fast becoming a crisis, too.
In Texas, certified nurses aides have a turnover rate approaching 97 percent, and an average turnover rate of 90 percent for registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses.
In New Jersey, caregivers in elder care facilities typically earn low wages, an average starting salary of $10.50 an hour vs. $11.50 at Costco or $11 at Walmart.
In Pennsylvania, the aging of baby boomers is expected to mean 31 million jobs will be available and another 24 million will be created.
Making those jobs more attractive by relieving them of some of the burdensome administrative tasks is one way the use of artificial intelligence can help, according to Philip Regenie, CEO of Zanthion, a tech company building AI systems for the healthcare industry.
You can listen to our conversation with Philip Regenie in the player below.