Seventeen senior living, long-term and post-acute care associations across the United States have joined forces to address one of the most pressing issues facing operators, caregiver shortages, via CareForTheAging.org.
The workforce website originally was launched in 2017 by the Indiana Health Care Association / Indiana Center for Assisted Living. With support from the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, the expanded effort aims to increase awareness of career pathways and help with workforce recruitment in multiple states.
Additional participating associations, AHCA / NCAL state afiliates, are located in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
“We’re excited to see this partnership come together and give our support to help providers attract and retain qualified, dedicated caregivers,” AHCA / NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson said.
A newly launched member portal on the site gives providers direct access to candidate interest forms that are submitted by site visitors seeking new career opportunities, in an effort to accelerate the recruitment process. For job-seekers, the site features state-specific education requirements, salaries and career-focused videos by caregivers designed to inspire them to pursue careers in senior living, skilled nursing and related areas.