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REPORT: Productivity and Turnover Up for Home Care Aides in Hospices

January 7, 2016

Home care aides (HCAs) working in hospices made more daily visits in 2015 than in the previous year, a report published by the research firm Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) found.

HCAs made 5.31 daily visits in 2015. In 2014, the number of daily visits was 5.21.

The report also tracked the number of daily visits made by registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in 2015, and found both figures had also increased from the previous year.

Meanwhile, the turnover rate for HCAs in hospice settings increased to 20.91 percent in 2015, up from 17.57 percent in 2014.

HCS prepared the report, which also contains wage and benefit data for HCAs and nurses, using data collected from nearly 800 hospices around the country.

The report was prepared in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, a trade organization representing the home care industry.

— by Matthew Ozga

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