Dr Jenny Prentice

Facility Manager
Wharekaka Rest Home, Martinborough

The focus of Jenny’s PhD thesis is workplace engagement among caregivers in aged residential care (ARC), in order to ensure quality of care for vulnerable older people. The ongoing issues of population ageing, coupled with a constrained health workforce, will impact how we can provide the care our elders deserve at a cost we can afford. The voices of caregivers themselves were used to develop a model for workplace engagement.  This model identifies potential strategies that ARC facilities could implement to address issues of workforce development, staff retention, and quality of care.
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