Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Elise Bolda Ph.D., MSPH

Second Advisor

Mary Lou Ciolfi JD


Nursing Aide Retention, Assisted Living, long-term care, elderly, Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness


This capstone project, Direct Care Nursing Aide Retention in a Long-Term Care Facility, will uses both qualitative and quantitative analyses to identify the possible contributors to high nursing aide turnover rates in Maine. The quantitative analyses of this project are based on the staffing payroll data of one Maine assisted living facility. The final product of this capstone project will be shared with the study facility, in the hope that they may find uses for its content.