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The Association Between Staff Retention and English Care Home Quality

Allan, Stephen, Vadean, Florin (2019) The Association Between Staff Retention and English Care Home Quality. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, . ISSN 0895-9420. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75795)

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Abstract

This paper examines the association between workforce retention and related staffing measures and the quality of English care homes using a national database of social care providers’ staffing. The analysis finds significant correlations between quality and the levels of staffing vacancies and retention of both residential and nursing homes, but no association was found between quality and the use of temporary contract workers nor the resident to staff ratio. Only for staff vacancy rates was there a significant difference in the size of these relationships between types of home. The findings suggest that quality could change for the average care home with a relatively small alteration in staffing circumstance. Long-term care is a labor-intensive industry and many countries face relatively high levels of staff turnover and job vacancy rates. These findings are therefore of interest for policy internationally and for England in particular, where the development of social care recruitment and retention strategies are ongoing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Nursing homes, care, staff, quality, retention, job vacancies, turnover
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Stephen Allan
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 08:23 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 13:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75795 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Allan, Stephen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1208-9837
Vadean, Florin: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7882-3400
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