Turnover

'Fresh meat' for the workforce ... really?!

'Fresh meat' for the workforce ... really?!

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I was speaking to a group of certified nursing assistant during a session on turnover. The meeting was a hoot, and one CNA in particular shouted, "You are right! You are SO right!" I felt validated by her excitement after I noted how we often run off new nursing assistants by the way we treat them. But then it went bad.

Onward and upward — what's motivating your job change?

Onward and upward — what's motivating your job change?

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After stealthily observing long-term care professionals in the wild for the past 15 years or so, I've come to see you as a perplexing and elusive study in contrasts. Perhaps you haven't noticed me. I've been conducting my research from a camouflaged duck blind in the lobby.

Increasing staff at in-service trainings

Increasing staff at in-service trainings

For years, eldercare providers have been required to ensure that staff members attend in-service trainings to remain licensed to work at a community. And for equally as long a time, managers and supervisors have struggled to remind staff to attend these trainings.

Long-term care facilities approach 80% worker flu vaccination rate after handing power to regional pharmacy, AHQR reports

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Fourteen long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania dramatically increased their staff flu vaccination rate by having a regional pharmacy take over the process, according to a report issued Thursday by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHQR).

Cynical admins apt to leave jobs: study

Cynical admins apt to leave jobs: study

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Cynicism and "emotional exhaustion" are the strongest predictors of nursing home administrator turnover, according to doctoral research by a former administrator. Misaligned personal and corporate values also lead to turnover.

The keys to reducing turnover in long-term care

The keys to reducing turnover in long-term care

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The turnover rate in long-term care is a very significant problem, so I dug into the research about it. Some of the findings were shocking. Others were simply very disappointing. Here's what I found, and what can be done to improve conditions.

Increasing cynicism is No. 1 predictor of nursing home administrator turnover, research shows

Increasing cynicism is No. 1 predictor of nursing home administrator turnover, research shows

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Nursing home administrators with high levels of cynicism related to a feeling of professional burnout are most likely to leave their job, suggests new research from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Ask the nursing expert ... about stopping staff turnover

Ask the nursing expert ... about stopping staff turnover

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As one of the leaders in my nursing facility, how do I stop turnover and motivate my staff to improve our performance?

Flu shots don't hurt turnover, study says

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Requiring flu shots is not a primary reason for employees quitting, an analysis finds. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all healthcare employees receive the annual flu vaccine, facilities vary on whether to make it mandatory.

Absenteeism and turnover in LTC?  Death anxiety could be the cause

Absenteeism and turnover in LTC? Death anxiety could be the cause

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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.

Guidance on conversations could help nurses, residents

Guidance on conversations could help nurses, residents

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Nursing leaders should curb 'lateral hostility' by addressing incidents as soon as they occur, advises a recent article in American Journal of Nursing. In a series coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, nurses are given guidance on leadership. In "Crucial Conversations in the Workplace," Katherine Major, MSN, RN, writes about a framework for conflict resolution.

Ask the nursing expert ... about improving turnover rates

Ask the nursing expert ... about improving turnover rates

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I have been in my director of nursing position at my new job for about three months now and I find that our turnover rate is outrageous. I interview and hire but after orientation, it is hard to keep our new hires. Any suggestions on how to improve retention?

Immigration reform won't solve long-term care's fundamental staffing challenge

Immigration reform won't solve long-term care's fundamental staffing challenge

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Long-term care operators are understandably giddy about the sudden prospect of immigration reform. But they might want to curb their enthusiasm.

Survey assesses turnover and retention rates among assisted living workers

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The overall retention rate for all assisted living employees was 73% in 2011, a new survey from a provider group finds.

Provide employee respite care, watch staff turnover rates drop

Provide employee respite care, watch staff turnover rates drop

Just a year and a half later and I was done. Even for two weeks after the fact, I was numb - completely drained of emotion, lethargic, and avoiding interaction with others. Burnout.

Subsidizing caregiver wages could help contain long-term care costs, research shows

Subsidizing caregiver wages could help contain long-term care costs, research shows

Government subsidies might help more low-wage workers remain in nursing homes, according to a researcher at the University of Illinois.

Job satisfaction ranks higher than pay in nursing home staff turnover, study finds

Certified nursing assistants working in long-term care say job satisfaction and emotional well being are bigger factors in turnover rates than how much money they make, a new study finds.

California nursing home group responds to allegations of improper use of funds

A recent article from the group California Watch is "deceptive and a disservice to providers, employees and 300,000 Californians who receive quality, compassionate care at skilled nursing facilities each year," Jim Gomez, president and CEO of the California Association of Health Facilities, said in a written statement.

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