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    The Effect of Nursing Aide Turnover on Nursing Home Resident Outcomes

    September 21st, 2009

    The link between poor care and understaffing at nursing homes has long been established – study after study, including one by the Institute of Medicine, show that insufficient numbers of nurse aides and qualified nurses lead to bad outcomes, yet our nursing homes remain critically understaffed – and patients suffer needless injury and death as a result.  The Institute of Aging in Chapel Hill  is presenting a UNC expert’s lecture on the impact of nurse aide turnover, part of the staffing problem, tomorrow. Attendance is open to the public and free.   Attendance information follows:

    Sally Stearns, PhD, Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC Chapel Hill will present:

    “The Effect of Nursing Aide Turnover on Nursing Home Resident Outcomes” on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Institute on Aging in the 2ND FLOOR conference room.  This seminar is free and open to the public.