Certified nursing assistants who work in long-term care are put in severe postures for their shoulders and elbows at night, and for their neck during the day, according to a new study.
Nursing homes with high rates of aides calling off have lower quality ratings, a recent report finds.
Staff call outs are a nursing staff's worst nightmare and are a prime reason that employee turnover for staff schedulers remains at a high level. Staff call outs often happen at the last minute and always at the worst time. Researchers found that absenteeism rates among nurses can reach 12%.
I started working in long-term care when I was in my early 30s and I was shocked at first when the residents died. I was used to falling in love with my patients. In order to make it in LTC, I've protected myself by falling in love in a different way.