I left long-term care in 2016. One day, I sat across a long conference room table and was awestruck by the decimation I observed before me.
In a new study highlighted by McKnight's, more than 60% of night shift workers reported "poor sleep quality, insomnia and impaired sleep-related activities of daily living." Reading those words, I had two reactions: 1) how troubling and sad, and 2) these are my people!
As more staff become active in reporting work-related injuries, medical claim costs can hurt company's bottom line.
Researchers have concluded that workers are leaving the field in droves. The two main culprits: poor wages and dangerous work conditions.