Report examines role of nursing home direct caregivers
Report: Finding qualified staff will be a challenge
Better Jobs Better Care, a product of the Institute for the Future of Aging Services at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, was a four-year project designed to determine the best ways to improve workforce quality through both policy changes and practical changes in the long-term care industry. The program uncovered significant issues regarding pay and work relationships among nursing homes and hospitals, as well as a workforce turnover problem that affects the entire healthcare system.
The full findings of the report, and numerous articles on staffing issues, are available in a special edition of the journal The Gerontologist, or for purchase online at www.geron.org.