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Exploring Relationships Among Occupational Safety, Job Turnover, and Age Among Home Care Aides in Maine

Journal Article Training & Advanced Roles
February 1, 2018

This qualitative study explored how home care aides in Maine perceived job safety and support from their employers and the connections that these variables have to job turnover. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Home care workers felt that their work had no negative impact on their health and safety; some even thought it helped because it kept them active. However, those who had been injured on the job were less likely to endorse this perspective.
Workers generally felt like they had control over their health and safety, with older workers being more likely to say they had control.
Feelings of sufficient training varied, though most endorsed their training positively. Those who left their jobs were much less likely to describe their employers as supportive or responsive.

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