Does How Long-Term Care Workers Spend Their Time Contribute to Burnout and Turnover?

December 16, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​Employers are encouraged to develop targeted strategies to help long-term care workers with career advancement and wage mobility, and to be more concerned with workers' health and lifestyle, to ease the increasingly high turnover rates and safeguard against burnout, reports the University of California San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care. The researchers analyzed 12 years of data from the American Time-Use Survey about how long-term care workers spend their time (work and nonwork). Long-term care workers reported similar levels of work/life satisfaction when compared with workers in other health professions with similar education and skill levels. However, because of other lifestyle and health-related factors, long-term care workers may have a higher risk of burnout, the report concluded.

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