Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.
A gender pay gap exists in caregiver positions, but it is not as great as the gap between men's and women's wages in some other professions, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
A new Argentum initiative unveiled Tuesday at the organization's Senior Living Executive Conference aims to solve the recruitment and retention challenges facing operators across the senior living industry. The organization also announced an expanded data-collection effort, new board officers and members, and Hero Award winners.
Five Star Senior Living is taking several steps to manage revenue in light of continuing occupancy challenges from new competitors on the private-pay side of its business, especially in memory care, executives said Tuesday on a first quarter earnings call.
Many employers are focused on attracting and retaining millennials when they also should be concerned about older workers leaving their organizations, Bruce Tulgan, author and founder of management training company RainmakerThinking, said during a Monday afternoon session at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.
The new vice president of workforce development at Argentum is tackling the field's biggest challenge. Read our exclusive interview with him.
Registration is now open for the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, where attendees can earn up to three continuing education credits and interact with several companies serving the industry. The event will be held Wednesday, June 13.
Does a senior living community's reputation rest with its worst aide? Judging by the way many aides are trained and treated, not everyone thinks so.
Aides, to varying degrees, account for most of the staffing hours in assisted living communities, adult day services centers and nursing homes, according to newly published federal data.
Seniors housing and care operators in Wisconsin increasingly are having difficulty filling caregiver positions, according to a new report from several state provider groups.
Two entities outside this sector just got seriously slapped for dubious labor practices. Wise senior living operators would do well to take a lesson or two here.
It's no secret that recruiting and retaining employees is the biggest challenge facing senior living and long-term care operators. Sometimes it takes some creativity to stand out to current and prospective workers.
Seventy-three percent of senior living CEOs whose organizations were represented in a recent survey by Ziegler could be retiring within the next 10 years, according to survey results. Sixty-five percent of the organizations don't have formal, written succession plans in place for the CEO position, however.
Employers cannot use salary histories as justification for paying female employees less than male ones who perform the same work, a federal court ruled on Monday.
A lawsuit against Aegis Living accuses the Bellevue, WA-based senior living community operator of putting its residents at risk of injury by insufficiently staffing communities and not informing residents that its assessment system is not used to determine staffing.
A Virginia continuing care retirement community is launching a program it hopes will help attract and retain full- and part-time certified nursing assistants in a competitive market.
What do a dog, false eyelashes and hot coffee have in common? The answer may or may not surprise you.
You've got questions. We've got answers. There are three big challenges.
Argentum is planning to find additional ways to discuss the Government Accountability Office's assisted living-related report, home- and community-based services and other issues after the second day of its Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was canceled due to inclement weather.
What's one way to retain employees? Make sure their supervisors are people for whom they want to work, suggests a recent national survey.
The tight labor market is preventing the construction of senior living communities and increasing wage pressure among operators, according to National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace.
The National Center for Assisted Living has released updated targets for the four focus areas of its Quality Initiative.
Panelists at a Thursday educational session at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's Spring Investment Forum in Dallas shared advice for addressing senior living's No. 1 challenge: recruiting and retaining workers.
Employers who inadvertently violated the overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act can avoid penalties through a new pilot program, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday in announcing the program.
An operator of three assisted living homes in California has paid $194,275 in back wages to 13 caregivers and cooks to resolve Fair Labor Standards Act violations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
It only makes sense to turn to not-yet-retired baby boomers to meet some of the employment needs of senior living organizations. And at least four such organizations have committed in writing to doing just that through one national program.
Two current issues can make a big difference in individual performance: minimum wage impacts and CNA turnover trends.
There's little doubting that senior living now faces a severe worker shortage, but new tools also are emerging.
The definition of "joint employer" is reverting to one established during the Obama administration after the National Labor Relations Board announced Monday that one of its members had a potential conflict of interest and should not have voted in a related case.
Forty percent of senior living CEOs could be retiring within the next five years, making succession planning an urgent matter, suggests a recent survey sponsored by LeadingAge.