Presenter Information

Kennady GustinFollow

Advisor Information

Dr. Christopher Kelly

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

Abstract

The population of Americans aged 65 and older is increasing every day, as is the need for caregivers to accommodate this population growth. However, for many years long-term care facilities across the United States have been plagued with high turnover rates. Turnover is as costly for nursing home residents as it is for these facilities. Turnover has been linked to reduced quality of care and quality of life for residents. For the last three decades, there has been a growing need to understand the factors that bring about caregiver burnout and ultimately, turnover. More importantly, however, are the factors that influence job satisfaction and retention. This study will examine American job satisfaction research spanning the last 20 years to gain an overview of what factors may be the most critical to increased satisfaction and employee retention. This study will consider both personal and organizational factors of job satisfaction to provide a clear picture of what American direct-care workers need to feel satisfied in their current positions and the long-term care industry overall.

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Examination of Job Satisfaction of Aged Care Employees: A Systematic Review

The population of Americans aged 65 and older is increasing every day, as is the need for caregivers to accommodate this population growth. However, for many years long-term care facilities across the United States have been plagued with high turnover rates. Turnover is as costly for nursing home residents as it is for these facilities. Turnover has been linked to reduced quality of care and quality of life for residents. For the last three decades, there has been a growing need to understand the factors that bring about caregiver burnout and ultimately, turnover. More importantly, however, are the factors that influence job satisfaction and retention. This study will examine American job satisfaction research spanning the last 20 years to gain an overview of what factors may be the most critical to increased satisfaction and employee retention. This study will consider both personal and organizational factors of job satisfaction to provide a clear picture of what American direct-care workers need to feel satisfied in their current positions and the long-term care industry overall.