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Improving work life and care quality in long term care for older people

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9 Tumbling Hill St

University of Bradford City Campus

Norcroft Centre - Auditorium

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We are experiencing a serious shortage of paid caregivers willing to look after older people who need support. To increase recruitment and retention of care workers, new models of care and strategies to improve work life quality are needed.

Talking in “lay language”, Professor Barbara Bowers will provide an overview of efforts being made to improve job quality for care workers in the U.S, increasing tenure and reducing staff turnover.

During her talk, Barbara will examine the most promising strategies for preparing the workforce and creating supportive environments. She will then describe how public policies, organizational culture and management practices influence both quality of care and quality of work life for care staff. She will conclude exploring the role of family carers in enhancing the quality of care.

Professor Bowers is an international expert on frail, older adults and people with lifelong disabilities, in both community and residential settings. She is the founding director of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.

For more information about Barbara Bowers and her speech visit University of Bradford website.

The public engagement event will be delivered from 3 to 4.30 in the Norcroft Auditorium. Refreshments will be available after the end.

This lecture is part of the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies 2018 Launch Public Events. Barbara Bowers is a member of the International Advisory Panel, supporting the Bradford Doctoral Training Centre on Improving Transitions in Dementia Care.

For all queries contact Giorgia Previdoli, g.previdoli@bradford.ac.uk

Copyright for the photograph above is held by Cathy Greenblat, www.cathygreenblat.com


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