Sign Up to Receive PHI Alerts

Leadership, Staff Empowerment, and the Retention of Nursing Assistants: Findings From a Survey of U.S. Nursing Homes

Journal Article Person-Centered Care
March 16, 2020

Using a cross-sectional study design based on data from the nationally representative Nursing Home Culture Change 2016-2017 Survey, this research examines the relationship between nursing assistant retention and a measure capturing nursing home leadership and staff empowerment.

Key Takeaways

In this research, greater leadership and staff empowerment were consistently associated with higher retention.
Other facility factors, including union presence, were also associated with higher retention.
Efforts to improve nursing assistant retention should include leadership and staff empowerment practice changes.

Caring for the Future

Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.

Workforce Data Center

From wages to employment statistics, find the latest data on the direct care workforce.