ArticleImpact of the Relocation of a Long-term Residential Care Facility on StaffKearney, Anne J. BN, MHSc, PhD, RN; Grainger, Patricia BN, MN, RN; Compton, Glenda BN, MN, RN; Morgan, Arthur F. BN, RN Author Information Author Affiliations: School of Nursing, Memorial University (Dr Kearney); Research Office, Centre for Nursing (Ms Grainger); and Eastern Health, St. John’s, NL, Canada (Ms Compton and Mr Morgan). Patricia Grainger works with Eastern Health, the regional health authority in which this study was conducted but has no relationship to the long-term residential care facility involved. Glenda Compton recently retired from her position of Regional Director for Long Term Care, Eastern Health. Arthur Morgan is the site administrator of the facility. Anne Kearney was previously seconded to Eastern Health but has no current employment relationship. Dr Kearney completed all data collection and oversaw all data input and analysis. She received a sabbatical research grant from Memorial University to support this study. Correspondence: Anne J. Kearney, BN, MHSc, PhD, RN, Memorial University School of Nursing, Office 2955, Health Sciences Complex, A1B 3V6 ([email protected]). The Health Care Manager: October/December 2015 - Volume 34 - Issue 4 - p 327-336 doi: 10.1097/HCM.0000000000000084 Buy Metrics Abstract This article describes the relocation of residents and staff of a long-term residential care facility into a new state-of-the-art building in a Canadian province. All staff were surveyed about their perceptions of the moving process 2 months after the move occurred using a newly created 51-item questionnaire containing both open-ended and closed questions (5-point Likert scale). The results were positive for the 3 subscales of the survey, with average scores for premove, midmove, and postmove items of 3.67, 3.94, and 3.66, respectively. There was no significant difference in the means when comparing staff position, years of employment, or assignment to 1 or more units. Staff were very positive about the move itself, the orientation provided and overall planning, and support from coworkers and management. Some concerns were raised about staffing shortages, involvement of residents, and preparedness of the units and building. In addition, it is evident that relocation is an ongoing process, with many supports required in the months after the move. This article describes a very well planned and executed relocation of a long-term residential care facility and can provide guidance and lessons learned to assist other administrators who are planning a similar endeavor. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.