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Quality Jobs for Quality Care: The Path to a Living Wage for Nursing Home Workers

November 1, 2015

This report details nursing assistant wages and job vacancies in Massachusetts. Staff stability and care quality could be strengthened through career pathways, higher wages, better organizational culture, and a new scholarship program for nursing assistants.

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Key Takeaways

Low wages have resulted in widespread job vacancies in Massachusetts.
Nursing homes should cultivate a culture of retention to strengthen the workforce.
New career pipelines could help fill vacancies.

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