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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce News

October 3, 2018

 

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  1. Which comes first: Recruitment or retention?
  2. New Reports Explore Global Expansion of Foreign-Born LTSS Workforce
  3. Workforce, funding among challenges facing HCBS providers, GAO says
  4. Provider advocates applaud ‘monumental step’ on CNA training at skilled nursing facilities
  5. 22 operators on new ‘Best Workplaces’ list celebrated by senior living organizations
  6. Teen worker rule — aiming to grease nursing home labor pipeline — passes presidential muster
  7. Some startup insurers are ditching the deductible

Which comes first: Recruitment or retention?

Sometimes it feels like the chicken or the egg dilemma.  Which comes first:  Recruitment or retention?  We need to attract the right people for our culture so they stay and perform at their highest level.  At the same time, we need to create organizational cultures where fewer people leave so we don’t have so many open positions to fill.

Thankfully, there’s no need to solve this dilemma as we’ll be covering both important topics in The E Series:  Culture Driven Recruitment and Retention!  There is a tremendous opportunity to do things differently when it comes to retaining team members and attracting new people to our field, and we will explore all sides of the issues together.

Between the impactful interactions with those we serve and the connections with the caring people who work in our field, senior living can be an incredibly attractive place to work!  Too often though, we don’t tap into the benefits of working in our field or share what makes our individual organization unique.  That will change once you participate in this series and take action on what you learn. 

Register now.


New Reports Explore Global Expansion of Foreign-Born LTSS Workforce

Three new reports explore the characteristics and migration routes of foreign-born workers and the benefits and challenges associated with an expanding foreign-born workforce in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS) around the globe. Read more.


Workforce, funding among challenges facing HCBS providers, GAO says

Finding and keeping enough caregivers, serving beneficiaries with complex medical and behavioral health needs, and limitations on overall HCBS funding levels are three of the biggest challenges facing providers of Medicaid home- and community-based services such as assisted living operators, according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office. Read more.


Provider advocates applaud ‘monumental step’ on CNA training at skilled nursing facilities

Skilled nursing advocates are applauding the “long-overdue” introduction of a bill Friday, which could kill “rigid provisions” they say are keeping the field from meeting its own dire staffing needs. Read more.


22 operators on new ‘Best Workplaces’ list celebrated by senior living organizations

Twenty-two of the 40 senior living and care operators named to Fortune’s first-ever “Best Workplaces for Aging Services” list, released Thursday, are especially active in senior living as evidenced by their membership in either Argentum or the National Center for Assisted Living. Read more.


Teen worker rule — aiming to grease nursing home labor pipeline — passes presidential muster

A new Labor Department rule, which would ease restrictions on teenagers’ use of lifts in nursing homes, has passed presidential review. Read more.


Some startup insurers are ditching the deductible

Fed up with rising healthcare costs, Dove Healthcare, a skilled-nursing facility in South Eau Claire, Wis., opted to do away with its Medica high-deductible health plans and offer its 500 full-time workers coverage with no deductibles and no coinsurance through startup Bind Benefits. Read more.