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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce News

May 10, 2018


Workforce Sessions at Upcoming Conference

Recognizing that this is the top issue for members, the conference will feature a workforce track throughout the conference. The conference will begin with a Workforce Power Session featuring Metropolitan State University's research measuring student perceptions from a purposeful and holistic viewpoint in which the students revealed their impressions of the senior living and care industry, what it would take to recruit them into the industry, and their knowledge of industry FAQs. Breakout sessions include The High Cost of Low Morale; Workforce 360: Tackling Staffing Challenges with Modern Engagement Practices; and Work Ethic: The Critical Skills for the 21st Century Workforce. Last but not least, the conference will conclude with Workforce Ignite - a showcase of talks that focus on successful workforce practices.

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Interested in Doing an Ignite Session?

Back by popular demand, everyone’s favorite edutainment session is now center stage on Wednesday morning of the conference. Join us for Workforce Ignite—a showcase of talks on successful workforce practices. Topics will specifically address recruitment and retention.  It's the learning format that's fast, fun, and focused. Each speaker gets 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds, for five minutes total. Their challenge: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Interested in presenting an Ignite talk of your own? Please fill out this form -


Honor Your Nurse Leaders and Health Equity Innovators

Are you looking for a way to acknowledge an outstanding Director of Nursing (DON) or Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) in your organization?

Do members of your team deserve a pat on the back for successfully implementing a systems-change approach to reducing health disparities and improving health equity in your community?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you have until May 14 to submit a nomination for an annual award.

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Aides dominate staffing hours across seniors housing and care settings

Newly published data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that aides account for most of the staffing hours in assisted living and similar residential care communities.LeadingAge Promotes Workforce Legislation

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RN representation holds steady in nursing homes

Despite an industry-wide push for staffing improvements, skilled nursing facilities did not reduce their reliance on nurse aides between 2014 and 2016, new federal data shows.

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