Developing a skilled workforce for the present and future of long-term care.
Recruitment and retention of direct care workers is a top concern for skilled nursing and assisted living providers nationally. 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 members in their efforts to find and train quality staff. Learn more about the assocation's workforce development offerings and how they might be of use to you!
CNA Training Resources
Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) fill the most hands-on role in resident care and are integral to the care process. CNA positions also represent the highest number of vacancies and rate of turnover in skilled nursing and assisted living. Identify onsite CNA training programs in your area and explore a new online training program from IHCA/INCAL and partner Academic Platforms. Learn More.
Registered Apprenticeship Program
IHCA/INCAL is partnering with EmployIndy to establish a registered apprenticeship program to be implemented in skilled nursing and assisted living centers across Marion County. Apprentices are guided through the program by an experienced mentor and receive progressive wage increases. Healthcare providers that partner with EmployIndy may be able to take advantage of financial reimbursements for wages and training costs associated with hiring individuals into a registered apprenticeship program. To learn more, view this webinar on the apprenticeship program.
Care for the Aging
Carefortheaging.org provides information on a range of careers available at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout Indiana, including education requirements, salaries and paths for career advancement. The website also links individuals seeking educational opportunities, internships or job placements with facilities looking to fill those roles. Learn More.
The Job Bank is a free resource for IHCA/INCAL members to post open staff positions. Potential job applicants can also post their resumes through the Job Bank. Learn More.
The Indiana Health Care Foundation (IHCF) awards education and training scholarships for professionals in clinical, medical, and administrative positions in long term care. Learn More.