Navigating the Talent Landscape in Senior Care: How Executive Recruiters Can Be Your Compass

The world of senior living is undergoing a significant transformation in 2024. With an aging population and evolving healthcare needs, the demand for top-tier leadership in this sector has never been more important. Navigating this competitive and specialized talent marketplace can quickly become complicated and challenging. This is when an executive recruiter becomes an invaluable partner – serving as a compass in your search for the perfect leadership match. Senior [...]


Negotiating Compensation for Senior Care in 2024

Many organizations are poised for expansion in 2024 – and beyond – and it’s crucial to have the right professionals leading the way to ensure success for your company and your clients alike. When hiring for mission-critical roles, you can expect the conversation about compensation to be one that could make or break the hire. While every negotiation will be a little different, there are a few things to keep [...]


Why is Recruiting Scary?

Recruiting is a lot like a horror movie. There's always something lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce. One minute, you're thinking you've found the perfect candidate, and the next thing you know, they've disappeared without a trace. Or worse, you've hired them, and they're a complete disaster. Here are a few of the scariest things about recruiting: The ghost of the perfect candidate: This is the candidate who had everything [...]


Caring for Senior Care Professionals: World Mental Health Day 2023

Senior care and assisted living professionals dedicate their careers to caring for those who need it, but it’s equally important to ensure they are, themselves, receiving the care and support they need. October 10 is World Mental Health Day – a perfect opportunity to consider how your team shows its support for mental health, and where you can do even more for your teams. There is considerable research showing the [...]


Four Top Workforce Trends and Their Impact on Senior Care

The last few years have put the senior care, assisted living, and healthcare sector under more pressure than we ever could have imagined. Now, as we work to rebound and reshape our field, we’re keeping a close eye on the biggest trends and how they’re impacting us. Saratoga, a workforce analytics and HR benchmarking product from PwC, has officially released its “Top 4 Workforce Trends,” based on the results of [...]


A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

According to many health experts, laughter actually has significant health benefits, both in the long and short term. These benefits aren’t just mental or emotional, either – they can produce real, physical changes in your body. The Mayo Clinic lists the following (non-exhaustive) compilation of health benefits from laughter: Stimulate your organs. Laughing allows you to take in more oxygen-rich air, stimulates organs throughout your body (including your heart and [...]


Aspen Spotlight: Nursing Home Administrator

Keeping a nursing home running requires skilled leaders at the helm. Whether it’s long-term planning or handling day-to-day details, an excellent nursing home administrator can make a big difference for your company, your clients, and your employees.   Can anyone be a Nursing Home Administrator? The short answer is no.  A career in nursing home administration requires a specific educational background (like a bachelor’s degree) in addition to completing an [...]


Aspen Spotlight: Director of Nursing

In senior living, having the right nursing leadership is critical to ensure quality care for clients while providing a positive, safe environment for nursing staff. Hiring the right Director of Nursing means putting your nursing unit in safe hands – and reaping the benefits.   What Is a Director of Nursing? It’s right there in the name: a Director of Nursing is the person who oversees the overall care provided [...]


Spotlighting Top Talent in Senior Care

According to the World Health Organization, one in six people will be at or over the age of 60 by the year 2030. Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the global population over 60 years of age is projected to increase from 12% to 22%. With this growth in the senior population comes an enormous growth in the need for caring, experienced, and dedicated professionals to work in senior [...]


Overcoming Resource Limitations in Implementing Infection Control Procedures

According to the National Institutes of Health, “resources are one of the major limitations in achieving an optimal infection control program; hospital epidemiologists should consider the balance between cost, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and economic impact when considering new interventions.” Developing and maintaining effective infection control procedures requires adequate resources over a prolonged period of time – and that includes human resources. There are two main areas in which healthcare [...]

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