High Staff Turnover at U.S. Nursing Homes Poses Risks for Residents’ Care

High Staff Turnover at U.S. Nursing Homes Poses Risks for Residents’ Care

The New York Times-US·2021-03-02 06:01

Extraordinarily high turnover among staffs at nursing homes likely contributed to the shocking number of deaths at the facilities during the pandemic, the authors of a new study suggested.

The study, which was published Monday in Health Affairs, a health policy journal, represents a comprehensive look at the turnover rates in 15,645 nursing homes across the country, accounting for nearly all of the facilities certified by the federal government. The researchers found the average annual rate was 128 percent, with some facilities experiencing turnover that exceeded 300 percent.

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