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Top senior living concerns are recruiting, retaining, paying, survey says

Top senior living concerns are recruiting, retaining, paying, survey says

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Staffing and labor issues by far are the biggest concerns of senior living chief financial officers responding to a recent poll by specialty investment bank Ziegler.

Number of CCRCs decreases for first time in at least seven years

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After increasing every year since at least 2010, the number of continuing care retirement communities decreased in 2017, according to Ziegler's national CCRC listing.

More news for Monday, Feb. 5

If immigrants are pushed out, who will care for the elderly? ... Effects of Hurricane Irma still linger for Florida senior living communities ... CCRC mudslide evacuee, 91, dies after being struck by triple DUI suspect ... Site of Marshall Square retirement community fire to feature medical offices

Silverado settles pregnancy discrimination lawsuit for $80,000

Silverado settles pregnancy discrimination lawsuit for $80,000

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Silverado will pay $80,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Monday.

Assisted living chain on hook for overtime for 72 employees

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The owners of 10 California assisted living communities have agreed to pay $173,539 in previously unpaid overtime pay to 72 employees, the Department of Labor has announced.

Assisted living communities top nursing homes for caregiver pay

Assisted living communities top nursing homes for caregiver pay

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Assisted living communities pay staff nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides more than do nursing homes, on average, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Overall turnover in assisted living down

Overall turnover in assisted living down

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Overall turnover in assisted living is down from last year, but it is up for some positions compared with last year, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," released Wednesday by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

If this were an Olympic event, senior living would not medal

If this were an Olympic event, senior living would not medal

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It's no secret that finding and keeping qualified employees can be a real challenge in the senior living field. But things may be even worse than many operators realize.

Assisted living CEOs see pay bumps of 2.77% in 2017

Assisted living CEOs see pay bumps of 2.77% in 2017

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Assisted living organization CEOs, on average, saw base pay increases of 2.77% in 2017, according the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," just published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Employers that offer paid leave can get tax break under new law

Employers that offer paid leave can get tax break under new law

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A provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers a tax credit to employers that offer paid family and medical leave for lower-wage workers — under certain conditions.

Assisted living ranks low as preferred workplace for caregivers: report

Assisted living ranks low as preferred workplace for caregivers: report

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Assisted living communities ranked fourth out of five settings when caregivers were asked their preferred work setting in a recent survey.

Hiring interns? Read this first

Hiring interns? Read this first

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The Labor Department has clarified when interns working at for-profit employers are actually employees who are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

More news for Wednesday, Jan. 17

Maryland becomes ninth state to require sick-leave benefit ... Washington state weighs LGBTQ training for long-term care workers ... WalletHub names 2018's best and worst states for retirement

California operator cited $7 million for alleged labor law violations

California operator cited $7 million for alleged labor law violations

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The owner of six residential care facilities in Los Angeles paid caregivers as little as $2.40 an hour, did not pay them overtime and did not relieve them for breaks, the California Labor Commissioner's Office said Tuesday.

More news for Wednesday, Jan. 10

Senior living and other employers brace for loss of immigrant workforce ... Why Louisville is becoming America's aging capital ... Bill to support family caregivers heads to president's desk ... 2018's hottest tech trend might be gadgets for old people ... Axovant no longer will develop lead dementia drug

Expect labor challenges to continue in 2018: report

Expect labor challenges to continue in 2018: report

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Senior living workforce issues will not abate this year, according to a new report.

Study: Flu shots may offer senior living communities a competitive advantage

Study: Flu shots may offer senior living communities a competitive advantage

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Senior living communities that successfully encourage flu vaccination among staff members may have a marketing advantage over competing communities, suggests new research into consumer preferences.

Stay tuned for EEOC's revised wellness plan rule

Stay tuned for EEOC's revised wellness plan rule

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It's back to the drawing board for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which has until August to issue a new notice of proposed rulemaking on workplace wellness plans under a Dec. 20 ruling in federal court.

18 states increased minimum wage Jan. 1

18 states increased minimum wage Jan. 1

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The minimum wage increased in 18 states on Jan. 1, either by legislative action, ballot initiative or inflation adjustment.

Your favorite columns of 2017

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An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight's Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017. Here's a chance to revisit our most popular columns of the year or to read them for the first time.

New overtime rule expected next year

New overtime rule expected next year

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The Labor Department, in its fall regulatory plan, said it expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking in October.

NLRB reverses decisions on joint employers, micro unions

NLRB reverses decisions on joint employers, micro unions

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The National Labor Relations Board has reversed rulings related to joint employers and micro unions that some in senior living believed negatively affected management-employee relations and residents.

Want to be happier at work? Socialize more

Want to be happier at work? Socialize more

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One of the odd quirks of senior living is that it is full of happy workers and unhappy residents.

Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

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A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for older Americans to bring work-related age discrimination cases as the United States marks the 50th anniversary year of the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

It's time for senior living leaders to man up

It's time for senior living leaders to man up

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Here's my advice to the many men out there running senior living firms.

Provider settles EEOC national origin discrimination lawsuit for $335,000

Provider settles EEOC national origin discrimination lawsuit for $335,000

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A Colorado company and one of its assisted living communities will pay $335,000 to settle allegations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that they violated federal law by implementing an employment exam that discriminated against workers who had emigrated from Africa.

Dec. 15 is OSHA's new electronic workplace injury reporting compliance date

Dec. 15 is OSHA's new electronic workplace injury reporting compliance date

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor has extended to Dec. 15 the deadline by which employers must electronically report 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A through its Injury Tracking Application website.

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

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Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.

Vikus acquired by HealthcareSource

Chattanooga, TN-based Vikus Corp. has been acquired by HealthcareSource, a Woburn, MA-based provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, the companies announced Tuesday.

Address racial, gender inequality to increase pipeline of direct care workers: report

Address racial, gender inequality to increase pipeline of direct care workers: report

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Gender and racial disparities among direct care workers could be contributing to the difficulty of attracting new candidates for such jobs, according to a new report that PHI released Wednesday.

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In Focus

Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.