Why Do Caregivers Go: KARE Survey Results from over 1,000 Caregivers

In Q4 2022, KARE conducted a survey where 1,300 caregivers nationwide participated, along with select community managers. The survey investigated what motivates caregivers to quit.

 

Answers were rated on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the top factor and 1 being least factor that contributed to wanting to leave an Employer.

 

Caregiver responses identified low pay at 8.09 as the top reason for wanting to leave an employer followed by disrespect from management at 7.38. Third reason was poor culture at 6.87. The survey asked community [...]

By |2023-01-20T15:58:49-06:00January 20th, 2023|

What’s at Stake for Assisted Living in the 2022 Texas Legislative Session

At noon Tuesday, January 10, the 88th Texas Legislative Session will officially begin. New state representatives and state senators will gather for a swearing in; the halls of the Texas Capitol will be bustling and TALA VP of Public Policy Carmen Tilton will be there live and in-person – you can see live Twitter updates from Carmen here.

 

According to the Texas Constitution, each legislative session lasts exactly 140 days and occurs every other year. Legislators have until May 29th to pass a two-year budget [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:26:53-06:00January 10th, 2023|

COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Grants (ARPA Grants)

Grants are here – announcements started coming out last Friday regarding the status of applications for the COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Grants (ARPA grants).

 

Recipients who no longer wish to receive the funds need to email [email protected] by December 20, 2022, 5:00PM to have their application withdrawn. Providers who would like to accept their grant awards should wait for a follow-up email from the Health and Human Services Commission.

 

If you applied for the Grant Program and you have not yet heard anything (neither an award notification [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:26:30-06:00December 19th, 2022|

Managing Reviews to Create a Strong Online Presence

Do you research reviews before eating at a restaurant? Do you check multiple review sites when purchasing a product, especially if it has a large price tag? Consumers use online reviews and online review sites to research and make informed purchasing decisions. From restaurants to gadgets and more, online reviews are part of the purchasing process. Most smart businesses have already been creating and running programs that encourage consumers to leave reviews on popular sites relevant for the business and industry. Regardless of your industry, [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:28:15-06:00December 6th, 2022|

New Amendment offers Competitive Advantages for Nursing Employment

As you may have recently heard, effective September 27, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) adopted an amendment to Title 26 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 556, regarding Nurse Aides and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs.

 

What this means is that now Assisted Living communities are eligible to be designated clinical sites, allowing them to conduct on-site training for Nursing programs. Offering Nursing instruction onsite is a great recruiting and employee benefit. This gives Assisted Living communities a competitive advantage in [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:29:08-06:00November 16th, 2022|

New Dual Membership Program with Argentum and TALA

In the October TALAView, TALA unveiled the launch of a dual membership with Argentum. This new dual program is especially for smaller Assisted Living providers in Texas. TALA is very excited to offer this membership program because we strive to serve Assisted Living providers of all sizes and we continue to seek new ways to offer value to our members. This is a first-of-its-kind special opportunity for our smaller member providers in Texas to access – for free – Argentum benefits valued at [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:41:21-06:00November 8th, 2022|

Surveys Illustrate Impact of Covid Policies on Recruiting and Retention

TALA recently surveyed our Assisted Living provider members on masking and Covid-19 vaccine policies to ascertain their impact on employee hiring and retention. Results indicate a variety of experiences however overall, most indicated that masking and infection policies have not had a negative impact on recruitment and retention.

Most respondents to both surveys represented a larger network of Assisted Living (AL) communities. In all surveys, about 20% of respondents had 30 or fewer beds. At least 50% of responses indicated that Covid-19 [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:42:24-06:00October 27th, 2022|

NINE TALA MEMBER PROVIDERS RANKED AMONG TOP 25 BY FORTUNE

Congratulations to the following nine TALA member providers for being ranked in Fortune’s List of 25 Best Workplaces in Aging Services Senior Housing and Care: The Aspenwood Company, Atria Senior Living, Belmont Village Senior Living, Frontier Management, Legend Senior Living, Holiday by Atria, Sagora Senior Living, Silverado Senior Living, and Sunrise Senior Living. Fortune created this list based on survey feedback in the Great Place to Work® employee survey. Companies that make the Best Workplaces in Aging Services List represent the best of [...]

By |2022-10-07T10:40:04-05:00October 5th, 2022|

Recruiting Tips Here to Stay

Senior Living providers share insights on changes to recruiting that work and are here to stay.

  • Over the past year, operators have been sharing changes to traditional recruiting efforts that have had a positive impact on their recruiting and retention efforts. Below is a brief summary of some top Recruiting Tips that Assisted Living providers say are here to stay.
    • Recruiting is managed just like the sales process.
      • Hold weekly recruiting meetings among hiring managers to review candidate traffic metrics, hiring, offers, and more. Review [...]
By |2023-01-10T13:23:08-06:00September 22nd, 2022|

Recruiting with the Sales Process Works!

In TALA’s February Blog, the recruiting question was asked, "Is the answer in senior living sales strategies?”

On March 8, 2022 a Senior Housing News article, ‘Sales People Could Recruit’: Juniper, The Springs Living Harness Sales Processes, Talent to Confront Labor Crunch, by Tim Regan and featuring TALA Member, Lynn Katzmann of Juniper Communities, the question was answered with a resounding YES! 

The article describes the industry challenges to recruit and hire staff at the start of the pandemic. As salespeople were on pause to [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:23:28-06:00March 17th, 2022|
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