• STAFF ASSIST - Multiple staffing characteristics of nursing homes are important, and can help produce different levels of quality. STAFF ASSIST was created to help you make important staffing decisions, specifically with respect to the importance of turnover, staffing levels, stability, and agency staff in your facility. CLICK HERE to access the Staff Assist system (You will need to sign up for an account to the right hand side of the screen)
  • Practice Profile Database-This database includes profiles of programs implemented by service providers, educators, and worker and community organizations to improve the recruitment, training, and retention of direct-care workers across the spectrum of facility- and home- and community-based long-term care services.  Information is available for you to learn about a practice, visit the practice site's website or even contact a person for additional information and questions.
  • Better Jobs Better Care - A program of the Institute for the Future of Aging Services (IFAS) Click here for more information.



  • ASPE - RECENT FINDINGS ON FRONTLINE LONG-TERM CARE WORKERS: A Research Synthesis 1999-2003 - Click here to download report in 36-page pdf.  This paper provides an updated review of the status of empirical findings, focusing on what has been learned between 1999 and 2003. The primary goal is to learn what initiatives have worked to reduce LTC direct care workforce recruitment and retention problems. A secondary goal is to provide empirically-based insights on the factors that contribute to recruitment and retention problems. This paper is intended to help policymakers, providers, worker and consumer groups, and researchers create a framework for future evidence-based policy, practice, and applied research initiatives to address LTC direct care workforce shortages.