The Community Health Care Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC) and its affiliate, The New York State Association of Health Care Providers (HCP) implemented a peer-to-peer mentoring program pilot at six home care agencies in New York from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. The program was designed to promote personal and professional growth opportunities by partnering experienced caregivers with newly hired caregivers. The goal was to decrease caregiver turnover rates in the first 90 days of employment—the time frame with the highest level of turnover in home care.
Our findings were recently summarized and distributed to the grant sponsor and partners, as well as to state legislators. You can read the report here.
Funded by a grant from Iroquois Healthcare Association, a Workforce Investment Organization (WIO), this exciting pilot assessed the value of mentoring by analyzing caregiver satisfaction and retention rates between mentored aides and non-mentored aides.