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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce News

November 8, 2018

 

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  1. 2018-2019 Assisted Living Salary & Benefit Study 
  2. Women Return to U.S. Workforce as Economy Strengthens
  3. Long-term care nurses need better pay, professional development push, expert says
  4. Nurse shortage, higher acuity needs drive up assisted living costs 6.67%, Genworth says
  5. Provider tries everything from diaper giveaways to car-purchasing program to boost its staffing ranks

 


2018-2019 Assisted Living Salary & Benefit Study 

Participation is now open for the 2018 Assisted Living Salary & Benefits study. The deadline is November 12th with publication in January.  LeadingAge participants may purchase the results at the reduced price of $165, versus the $350 nonparticipant rate. Read press release.  Questionnaires are available on the HCS website:  https://www.hhcsinc.com/survey-questionnaires.html


Women Return to U.S. Workforce as Economy Strengthens

"For most of the last two decades, the share of women participating in the U.S. labor force was in decline," states MarketWatch, "puzzling demographers and economists since female participation was rising in many other developed economies." That long-running decline is showing signs of reversing thanks to a strengthening economy. Labor-force participation among U.S. females aged 25 to 54 years old has increased from 73.3 percent three years ago to 75.2 percent. In that...

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Long-term care nurses need better pay, professional development push, expert says

Only about a third of long-term care nurses are receiving a bonus, merit-based raise or cost-of living increase annually, according to a new survey.

Elite Learning’s 2018 nationwide nursing salary survey included more than 22,000 responses from nurses in a variety of care settings. It was conducted by Elite parent company ADVANCE Healthcare Network.

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Nurse shortage, higher acuity needs drive up assisted living costs 6.67%, Genworth says

A shortage of nurses and the increasing care needs of residents helped drive up assisted living costs more than costs for nursing homes, adult day centers or home healthcare over the past year, according to Genworth Financial.

Between 2017 and 2018, the annual median cost of care at assisted living communities increased 6.67%, more than any other long-term care setting studied in the company’s 15th annual Cost of Care Survey, the results of which were released Tuesday. After assisted living, the annual median cost of care was highest for a semi-private room in a nursing home, at 4.11%.

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Provider tries everything from diaper giveaways to car-purchasing program to boost its staffing ranks

A provider with almost 1,000 skilled nursing and short-term rehab beds has struck recruiting gold by tapping into some unusual methods to bolster its nursing workforce.

Scattered across three sites, Syracuse-based Loretto has come up with a range of remedies ranging from diaper giveaways to free urgent care, help with childcare and a program that helps employees purchase vehicles.

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