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Maximizing Home Health Aide Retention: The Impact of Control and Support on the Job

Journal Article Expanding Access & Cultural Competence
January 9, 2021

Through a survey of 500 home health aides (HHAs) in Massachusetts, this study found that control and support impact job satisfaction and intent to leave the agency for home health aides. This implies that improving control and supports could benefit workers, consumers, and agencies.

https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/geront/gnab003/6076936

Key Takeaways

Control and supports are positively associated with HHA job satisfaction and intent to stay at their agency.
This finding implies the importance of support from agencies and supervisors in HHA retention.
By increasing retention, enhancing control and supports could benefit HHAs, clients, and agencies.
 
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