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Measuring Caregiver Retention in Nursing Homes

Journal Article
February 1, 2021

This article examines several measures of retention (among nursing assistants, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses) and their relationship to care quality indicators. The findings provide support for the relationship between retention and quality improvement.

Key Takeaways

Retention can be measured in a number of different ways.
The evidence shows that high retention is associated with better overall quality in nursing homes.
However, providers and policymakers should carefully consider what caregiver retention metrics to use.

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