Organizational factors associated with retention of direct care workers: A comparison of nursing homes and assisted living facilities

September 14, 2020


  • Katherine A. Kennedy
  • Robert Applebaum
  • John R. Bowblis
  • Jane K. Straker

Low retention of direct care workers (DCWs), either certified nursing assistants in nursing homes (NH) or personal care assistants in assisted living (AL), continues to be an unresolved problem. While numerous studies have examined predictors of DCW retention in NHs, little attention has been paid to differences between settings of long-term care. This study compares the predictors of DCW retention rates across both settings.

The Geronologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnaa130

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