Northampton County officers are scheduled to vote Thursday night time on a plan to assist entice employees to Gracedale Nursing Residence in Nazareth. Will the choice result in success for different long-term care services within the state?
The council will vote on whether or not to approve $2500 in bonuses for brand spanking new hires at Gracedale Nursing Residence, and as much as $10,000 whole for individuals who signal on and keep for 4 years.
“Our residents want of us to return and work with them, and so as a result of our residents want this, we’re keen to do all the pieces we presumably can to get of us within the door,” mentioned Northampton County Government Lamont McClure.
McClure says this type of reduction is what medical services have been needing for a very long time.
“COVID hit long-term care services tougher than it hit wherever else, so of us have been reluctant to return again to work in long-term care services,” McClure mentioned.
Gracedale has been relying totally on their non permanent employees, however with new bonuses and a proposal for a day care to assist working households, this might be the beginning of a brand new development for different medical services.
“A day care is the simplest factor that we will do to get folks to return to work in our long-term care facility. Everyone is watching, different nursing properties are watching, everyone’s watching to see if this works and we’re keen to strive,” mentioned McClure.