Published in Nursing Home and Elder Business Week, November 16th, 2008
In all, seven new contracts covering over 700 workers provide on average wage increases of $1.50/hr over three years, employer contributions to an education and training fund, increased contributions to employee healthcare, and in two homes, contributions to employee family healthcare. Better pay and benefits have shown to result in lower staff turnover, which ensures a more experienced, stable group of caregivers for residents.
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