This grant supports a team of researchers to help Green House homes establish practices to track turnover. It will also gather and analyze data to understand differences in staff characteristics, turnover and absenteeism, as well as in team functioning, in Green House Homes compared with a sample of traditional nursing homes. The researchers will use human-resource data, interviews and surveys to collect information. This project is part of a larger research collaborative that is providing evaluative data on the Green House Project. The collaborative has two goals to: (1) provide policy-makers with evidence of the impact of the Green House model on cost and quality compared with other culture-change models and comparable traditional homes; and (2) provide long-term-care organizations, investors and funders the information needed to improve Green House and other culture-change models of care, with the goal of increasing their adoption. Staff turnover has been identified as an outcome measure of interest to policymakers. Turnover, particularly for the direct-care worker, is generally very high in the institutional long-term-care setting, but appears to be improved in the Green House model. What is lacking is a comprehensive, standardized measurement. Deliverables will include: (1) a data-management file for each home for use in collecting turnover data; and (2) journal articles and policy briefs on turnover and perceptions of team functioning.
Amount Awarded $125,000.00
Awarded on: 12/6/2011
Time frame: 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013
Grant Number: 69733