Retaining Nurses with Childcare and Eldercare

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, July 9th, 2015

hospital daycareOne incentive that helps some new graduates determine whether to accept a position is childcare. Some hospitals offer safe and affordable childcare onsite with drop off times as early as 6:00 a.m. and pick up as late as 8:30 p.m. Childcare often costs $200 a week. If a facility offers childcare for $75 a week this can be an important benefit for a new employee.

Some medical centers provide day care services from ages twelve weeks until school age. This would be cost effective and convenient for the new or experienced nurses.

Many Baby Boomers are now caring for their parents, some living in their homes. Providing elder care low cost and conveniently could be a great incentive for employees.

To learn more strategies that retain nurses and provide work life balance visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. Contact me today if you’d like to introduce this program to your hospital leadership.

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