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Nurse Aide Retention in Nursing Homes

Journal Article Data Collection & Quality
July 15, 2020

This article examines the association of nurse assistant retention with three quality indicators, namely three types of survey deficiencies. The research shows that low levels of retention are generally associated with poor performance on those three deficiency citation quality indicators.

Key Takeaways

Nursing assistant retention in nursing homes is a critical workforce challenge.
This research shows the association between retention and resident care outcomes.
Efforts to improve nursing assistant retention rates should be pursued at the policy and practice level.

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