The Importance of having trained staff at Nursing Homes

Eldercare has become a hot topic nowadays as the increase in ageing population has caused concerns across the globe. Over the last 30-40 years, Nursing homes have changed from an alternative form of accommodation in later life to a place for those with the highest support needs towards the end of life. According to the latest studies, the number of people  aged over 65 is expected to increase by 20%.

Let’s analyse the important benefits of having trained staff at Nursing Homes.


  • Enhancing the confidence of your staff

Confidence is a primary factor that supports your staff while at work. Even if the staff has exact knowledge in his work if he lacks self-confidence his hard work will be futile. The skills of the worker may not be enough to make him the perfect staff unless he has self-esteem. When the staff is given training, his self-confidence will boost up and he will automatically rise up to any circumstances that may occur in the workplace.

The staff will also feel comfortable and this will create a better workplace


  • Upgrade the quality of care for residents

Assessing, improving, and implementing quality nursing home resident care is an ongoing effort for many professionals in the industry. People choose nursing homes instead of their residential life to lead a different and comfortable life. Quality of care is a factor for people to choose a particular nursing home over the other. Through training, the staff will upgrade themselves to provide a better approach for the residents. 


  • Promote business opportunities

When the staff are highly qualified and well trained your business will reach greater heights as more clients would be attracted due to your popularity. Research shows that the chances of increase in business opportunity doubles in nursing homes, overall providing better quality services.


  • Learning about new technologies 

Training keeps the staff updated in the recent technologies instead of using “tried”

Techniques which may already have some negative impacts. When every staff member in the nursing home is trained, it makes sure that all of them are on the same page. The staff could update their skill set which in turn will be beneficial for the residents


  • Increases the loyalty of the employees

Organisations who are willing to train their employees are actually helping their staff. The training would help them to develop their careers and make them more engaged in their work. The staff will feel more dedicated to the company and this will act as a key strategy to improve their loyalty 


  • Lower staff turnover

Investing in your workforce helps you recruit and keep your most talented employees, and avoid the excessive staff turnover that currently plagues the care industry.  If you can offer attractive career opportunities, you’re more likely to stand out in the current marketplace.

A recent study by Community Care and Unison suggested that nursing home staff still aren’t getting the training they need – particularly when it comes to knowledge about safeguarding, the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of civil liberties. 

In fact, almost half of the number of nursing homes were in breach of regulations that require them to have a ‘suitably trained and supported workforce’. Even though these studies don’t reflect all the nursing homes it’s evident that all of them should be able to provide their staff with a proper training program.