To compare workforce characteristics and staff perceptions of safety, satisfaction, and stress between Green House () and comparison nursing homes (s).
Primary data on staff perceptions of safety, stress, and satisfaction from 13 s and 8 comparison s in 11 states; secondary data from human resources records on workforce characteristics, turnover, and staffing from 01/01/2011–06/30/2012.
Workforce data were from human resources offices; staff perceptions were from surveys.
Few significant differences were found between and s. Exceptions were direct caregivers were older, provided twice the normalized hours per week budgeted per resident than CNAs in CNHs or Legacy NHs, and trended toward lower turnover.
environment may promote staff longevity and does not negatively affect worker's stress, safety perceptions, or satisfaction. Larger studies are needed to confirm findings.
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