The existing and forecast shortage of skilled workers in long-term care threatens to worsen due to the COVID-19 crisis and the associated higher fluctuation in nursing staff. The project helps to enable sustainable careers in long-term care and thus benefits caregivers and those in need of care equally.
In the course of a transdisciplinary mixed-methods research design, problem areas are identified and starting points for sustainable careers in long-term care are shown. For this purpose, nursing staff, retired nursing staff and their company representatives are actively involved in the research process, so that a deep understanding of problems is generated. Based on the point of view of those affected, solutions are developed. A quantitative questionnaire survey on the main topics of health, satisfaction and productivity complete the results of the project.
The project is funded by the Chamber of Labor of Lower Austria (Projektfonds Arbeit 4.0).