High Demand in Long Term Care & Fewer People to Provide Services Results in Higher Long Term Care Costs

High Demand in Long Term Care & Fewer People to Provide Services Results in Higher Long Term Care Costs

By James Kelly, Author for LTC News If you are like most American families, you have family members who are living much longer lives. Longevity is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does dramatically increase a person’s risk of needing long term care services and support. With a growing
7 Talent Trends Shaping the Workforce in Senior Living for 2019

7 Talent Trends Shaping the Workforce in Senior Living for 2019

What’s in store for 2019 when it comes to the Senior Living Industry and talent? Here are 7 talent trends that will help to shape the workforce in the New Year: -Succession Planning Remains Top of Mind. We’re facing a C-Suite mass exodus.  In fact, a 2018 survey sponsored by LeadingAge 
As Aging Population Grows, Demand For Drones Increase

As Aging Population Grows, Demand For Drones Increase

The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history.  It is the year that all baby boomers will be older than age 65. That means that 1 in every 5 U.S. residents will be of retirement age as reported in a March 2018 article by the U.S.
TeleHealth…A Game Changer For Senior Living Facilities & Aging Population

TeleHealth…A Game Changer For Senior Living Facilities & Aging Population

With approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring daily, combined with an overtaxed healthcare system running short on doctors and nurses, Senior Living Facilities are placing much focus on TeleHealth solutions to improve care, contain costs, and improve overall management. In fact, a report by Mordor Intelligence predicts that global Telehealth will be worth more
“Ghosting”…It’s Not Just for Dating Anymore – By Melanie Burns, Senior Executive Recruiter

“Ghosting”…It’s Not Just for Dating Anymore – By Melanie Burns, Senior Executive Recruiter

This might be the best job market ever. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, “Never before have we had an economy where the number of open jobs exceeds the number of job seekers.”  This means workers have a newfound advantage. Job seekers have more employment options and opportunities
C-SUITE MASS EXODUS…Do You Have a Succession Plan in Place?

C-SUITE MASS EXODUS…Do You Have a Succession Plan in Place?

Written by the MedBest Succession Planning Team of Julie Rupenski, Melanie Burns, and Katie Piperata   The C-Suite Talent Forecast  “Forty percent of senior living Chief Executive Officers could be retiring within the next five years”, suggests a 2018 survey sponsored by LeadingAge.  Plus, according to a recent poll, when
The Negative Impact of a Vacant Senior Living Executive Position

The Negative Impact of a Vacant Senior Living Executive Position

Due to the booming economy, job candidates are turning down more job offers now than they did one year ago. What once seemed like an enticing offer then, may now seem average. This trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Combining this dilemma with the fact that 10,000
Elevate Your EX

Elevate Your EX

[addthis tool=”addthis_inline_share_toolbox”]The senior living industry is heavily competing to attract and retain the best talent. For that reason, the employee experience (also known as EX) is more important than ever. But what exactly is EX? No…it’s not about your ex-wife or ex-husband.  It’s a worker’s observations and perceptions about their employment at a particular
Celebrating National Health IT Week – October 8-12, Washington DC

Celebrating National Health IT Week – October 8-12, Washington DC

This week marks the 12th Annual National Health IT Week. Founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy in 2006, this week places focus and emphasis on actionable items and changes within the U.S. health system through the application of information technology. The week-long celebration in Washington DC is comprised
Revisiting 2018 Florida Senior Living & Florida LeadingAge Conferences – Ashley Lodi, MedBest

Revisiting 2018 Florida Senior Living & Florida LeadingAge Conferences – Ashley Lodi, MedBest

Recently, I attended both the Florida Senior Living Conference and the Florida LeadingAge Conference. Here are a few of my thoughts on both: Florida Senior Living Conference: While I’ve been attending the Florida Senior Living Conference for the past several years, this was the first year I attended as both