Hospices Fight Rising Turnover During Pandemic

Posted Saturday, April 10, 2021

According to a new study released by JAMA Network Open, over 20% of health care workers have thought about leaving their field and 30% have considered reducing their hours due to COVID-19.

“Staff retention is one of the most important quality measures and has a huge impact on the bottom line,” said Dianne Hansen, CEO of Partners In Home Care, Inc. “Our agency saw a much higher number of nurses and hospice aides leaving the workforce or moving out of the area, primarily related to family needs. Labor pools are extremely tight in many areas of the country.”

Hospices are working to find solutions to retain their staff to continue to service the needs of their patients.

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