The 40th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week starts Thursday!
Are you ready to honor your hardworking CNAs?
Please share the video below with your nursing assistants. And, find a way to recognize their hard work and dedication…whether it be a simple ‘Thank You’ note or an extra paid day off. They deserve it!
Ensure your Aides are ‘In the Know’: www.knowingmore.com
According to the 2016 Private Duty Benchmarking Study, almost 70% of Home Care Providers cite ‘cargiver shortages’ as the #1 threat to their business. Why is this number so high? Because nurse aides around the nation are underpaid and undervalued. Their hard work and long hours go unrewarded.
The good news is that it’s not too late to make a change. We have a step by step plan that could save the future of your business.
The report also found that organizations who provide five or more orientation hours and eight or more continuing education hours have significantly less caregiver turnover rates.
Take action today and keep the future of your organization on track.
- Start by valuing your existing nurse aides from day one.
- Pay a livable wage.
- Provide a comprehensive orientation.
- Implement a mentorship program to assist direct care workers when help is needed.
- Insist upon ongoing quality continuing education to boost confidence.
- Treat nurse aides like valued members of the healthcare team.
- Encourage them to share their opinions and suggestions about client care.
- Involve them in problem solving to encourage critical thinking.
- Recognize their achievements and praise hard work.
You lose another nursing assistant. What happens next?
- Overextended co-workers.
- Lost productivity.
- Reduced quality of care.
- Increased costs.
- Provide an extensive orientation.
- Encourage positive CNA/Nurse relationships.
- Implement a mentorship program.
- Equip nurse aides for success by providing quality continuing education.
- Extend your budget to allow for small raises.