Baseline Management Practices at Providers in Better Jobs Better Care
(2007). Baseline Management Practices at Providers in Better Jobs Better Care. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 28(2), pp.17-36.
High turnover and difficult recruitment of direct care workers are challenges for long-term care providers. This study reports the extent and variation of the use of management practices for direct care workers and their supervisors across four long-term care settings in the Better Jobs Better Care demonstration. Overall, there is limited use of direct care worker training, career advancement opportunities, and mentoring programs. Participation in care planning, communication about tasks, and direct care worker supervisor training and development practices vary significantly across long-term care settings. The paucity of training, career advancement opportunities, and mentoring programs suggests that government policies may be needed to encourage their use (abstract from: ~http://www.haworthpress.com/store/Toc_views.asp?sid=KE8PQ0M0M1528LM917KGGVSAXJNL8R44&TOCName~e=J021v28n02%5FTOC&desc=Volume%3A%2028%20Issue%3A%202).
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