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Home Health Care Management: 6 Principles of Employee Retention

The quality of home health care management that a nurse, therapist or aide receives is critical to employee retention. The reasons home health workers leave their jobs has more to do with management and supervision not the job itself.

It is not enough that the supervisor is well-liked or a nice person. Starting with clear expectations of the employee, the supervisor has a critical role to play in retention.

1. Offer career-advancement opportunities like board-certification training and continuing education.

Ask any employee: there’s nothing worse than being expected to do a job you don’t know how to do. One reason your employees may feel overwhelmed and eventually leave your facility is they are not properly equipped to perform their jobs. If your managers do not have time to train or re-train your employees adequately, consider implementing an employee training system that does not drain your managers’ time.

2. Have methods for recognizing clinical excellence.

Track your clinical outcomes.Celebrate and reward the clinicians that improve patient outcomes.

 

3. Be competitive in your salary and benefit packages.

Nurses, therapists and aides can