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Facility-Level Factors Associated With CNA Turnover and Retention: Lessons for the Long-Term Services Industry

Journal Article Data Collection & Quality
December 1, 2020

This study addresses the question of whether turnover and retention rates differ and if so, what those differences mean for nursing home practice, policy, and research. Specifically, the researchers examine facility-level factors associated with retention and turnover among certified nursing assistants in long-term care settings in Ohio.

Key Takeaways

In this sample, the mean annual retention rate was 64% and turnover was 55%.
Some facilities had both high retention and high turnover, while some had low rates for both.
Retention is not simply the absence of turnover; targeted policies are needed to address both.

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