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Workforce Development

Building a strong workforce for Indiana’s seniors

Developing a skilled workforce for the long term care profession.

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.

QMA Testing Update from Ivy Tech Community College

As of Monday, April 18, 2022, all QMA and QMA Insulin exams are exclusively administered electronically at Ivy Tech Community College Testing Centers.

Applications and payments will be processed by the office and, upon validation, candidates will immediately receive an email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment at the Ivy Tech campus of their choice for QMA and QMA Insulin exams.

Facilities that already have testing dates on the schedule as of April 14 that include QMA or QMA Insulin exams will administer the exams at the facility unless requested by the facility to move those candidates to this model ahead of the facility testing date.

Retakes: QMA and QMA Insulin individual retest requests will be processed and routed directly to the testing centers for scheduling. QMA and QMA Insulin retest requests submitted as part of a CNA group testing scheduled at a facility will be processed and scheduled as part of the group.

CNA and QMA testing has moved within Ivy Tech Community College from Health Sciences to Statewide Testing Services. You may contact Brian Hamilton, Director of Statewide Testing Services, at bhamilto@ivytech.edu.

IHCA/INCAL Compensation Survey Reports

The 2021 IHCA/INCAL Midyear Compensation Survey report is now available for our  members. The survey provides current information on a select set of executive, clinical and administrative positions.

  • The data is effective as of July 1, 2021.
  • The report reflects compensation detail from 174 facilities across the state for 32 job titles in both skilled nursing and assisted living communities.

Access the report here.

The 2021 IHCA/INCAL Compensation Survey report is now available for our  members. The report reflects compensation detail from 373 facilities across the state for 107 job titles in both skilled nursing and assisted living communities. The report is available in PDF format as well as an Excel file that allows you to sort the data to best meet your needs. Access the report here.

The 2020 IHCA/INCAL Midyear Compensation Survey report is now available for our  members. The report reflects compensation detail from 270 facilities across the state for 34 job titles in both skilled nursing and assisted living communities. The report is available in PDF format as well as an Excel file that allows you to sort the data to best meet your needs. Access the report here.

The first annual IHCA/INCAL member Salary Survey report is now available for all members. The report reflects salary detail from 193 facilities across the state for 95 job titles in both skilled nursing and assisted living communities. The report is available in PDF format as well as an Excel file that allows you to sort the data to best meet your needs. Access the report here.