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Recruitment and retention of direct care workers is one of the largest challenges facing long term care providers across the nation. An increased demand for services due to an aging population and a declining supply of individuals seeking and maintaining careers in this profession are factors responsible for a looming workforce crisis. It will take a significant effort to attract, recruit and retain skilled workers.
IHCA/INCAL is dedicated to supporting our members in their efforts to recruit, train and retain quality staff. Learn more about our workforce development offerings and how they might be of use to you.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) released a survey of more than 400 nursing home providers from across the U.S. highlighting that the sector continues to face a serious workforce crisis. The lack of interested and qualified caregivers is forcing more than half of nursing homes to turn away new patients, and more than one-quarter have downsized their facility or closed completely. The survey also underscores how an unfunded, federal staffing mandate will be impossible for nursing homes to meet given the current labor market conditions.LEARN MORE
The IHCA/INCAL is pleased to partner with the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), a leader in healthcare salary and benefits research to make their comprehensive reports for nursing homes and assisted living communities available to our members. HCS recently released their 25th annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report that covers 20 management and 30 non-management positions. 1,124 assisted living communities participated in the study and provided data for over 71,200 employees.
The report includes data from ALFs, PCFs, and RCFs. Data are reported according to for-profit and not-for-profit status, revenue size, unit-size, state, CBSA, and geographic region. Also covered are 18 fringe benefits and projected salary increases for 2023. Data are effective as of October 2022. The report is supported by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and published in cooperation with LeadingAge.access reports
Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living calls for comprehensive workforce reforms for the long term care industry in a new op-ed published in The Hill.Learn More
Governor Eric Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1461 into law which addresses numerous workforce challenges and regulatory issues in the long-term care sector.Learn More
Many congratulations to IHCA/INCAL member Majestic Care's Director of Social Services Katie Campbell for being announced as the recipient of McKnight's Unsung Hero Award!Learn More
IHCA/INCAL member, American Senior Communities' CEO Donna Kelsey shares her most important people management principles, what she’d change about skilled nursing payment system, her ideal superpower and more.Learn More
IHCA/INCAL member, Trilogy Health Services' COO, Todd Mehaffey shares how his team is focused on seizing new opportunities to drive clinical quality, expand revenue streams and differentiate his company in the marketplace, all this, while keeping a close eye on regulatory and reimbursement headwinds.Learn More