Supply of and Demand for Therapy Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities


    Little is known about the employment of therapy staff within skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) relative to market needs. Therapy staff includes physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapy assistants (PTAs), occupational therapy assistants (OTAs), and therapy aides. The proposed study will compare wages and patterns of employment (e.g., full-time versus part-time, contracting, skill level- PT/OT versus PTA/OTA versus therapy aide) among therapy staff by market demand factors and SNF provider characteristics.

    Lead Researcher: Tracy Mroz, PhD
    Contact Info:, 206-598-5396

  • Funder:

    HRSA: HWRC Allied Health


  • Status:

    In Progress