Retaining professionals saves money, improves care

Nov 11, 2015

Every time you lose a direct-care professional, you can expect to spend $3,700, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. And your service to people with developmental disabilities declines, at least temporarily.

So it’s in your best interest to reduce turnover. We asked Barbara Lehrer — founder of The Beacon Group, which places direct care professionals in facilities serving special needs clients on Long Island, in New York and Westchester County – how to do that. She said:

Hire well – It’s not just a matter of looking at a resume. Do the criminal background check. Check with New York’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities or similar agencies in other states, which often maintain READ MORE

(Originally Posted on December 13, 2011)