Recruitment and Retention of Senior Care Staff

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Project status: complete

The importance of providing safe, appropriate, and accessible care for our seniors is vital to the health and wellbeing of our communities.  The senior care sector in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent has been experiencing several challenges related to the recruitment and retention of senior care staff. Because of these challenges, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Employment and Social Services, and Riverview Gardens in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board engaged Jodi Ball, J Consulting Group, to research and provide recommendations regarding the challenges encompassing the recruitment and retention of staff in senior homes and residential care organizations. The final report put forward several opportunities to address the challenges related to four broad themes: Resources, Work Environment, Education & Training, and Promotion & Outreach.