Senior Living Workforce Summer Webinar Series

Senior Living Workforce Summer Webinar Series

Summer 2024


Attendee Information

The United States is significantly unprepared for the strain anticipated from an aging population on the healthcare and senior living system. This is especially true regarding workforce requirements and the necessary support systems, both formal and informal. The shortage of workers, especially healthcare workers, has been exacerbated by the pandemic, with long-term care facilities facing particularly acute challenges. 

Join VALA for our Inaugural Senior Living Workforce Summer Webinar Series, June through August 2024, where each month different speakers present topic areas providing information and guidance to address the growing workforce crisis. At the end of the series, an informational toolkit will be available for registrants and VALA members to put into action and to have as a printable and electronic resource. 


Upcoming Webinars:


The Blueprint:
Opportunities and Pathways: Healthcare and Related Careers
Thursday, June 27, 11 AM - 12 PM
Join VALA for the first session of our summer workforce series as we explore the educational programs and training offered through the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and related partners. In this session, we will delve into the nuts and bolts of partnering with higher educational institutions. We will share tools and resources offered by the educational partners from strengthening the assisted living workforce from within (retention) to sharing the diversity, expanse, and rewards of careers in assisted living (recruitment).

The Basics:
Understanding Senior Living Related Legislation & Regulatory Actions
Thursday, July 25, 11 AM - 12 PM

Virginia had substantial legislation that went into effect on July 1. The question is: which bills and guidance impact senior living as it pertains to assisted living? The second session of VALA’s summer workforce series will provide an engaging and comprehensive overview of senior living specific legislation as well as information on the regulatory changes occurring within several of Virginia’s agencies.


The Big Picture:
Innovating and Expanding the Senior Living Career Journey: Argentum's Vision
Tuesday, August 27, 11 AM - 12 PM
Increasing the availability of assisted living facilities for seniors and cultivating a skilled workforce to address future needs will alleviate financial strain on crucial public health initiatives and enhance the well-being of our swiftly growing elderly demographic. VALA’s last session of our summer workforce series will provide insight into Argentum’s vision in achieving these goals. Argentum is the leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities. Being proactive now with operational practices and legislative actions will provide a better future for seniors and senior living personnel.


 


Attendees:

These educational events will be submitted to the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Board of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB). Some sessions at this educational offering will be eligible for contact hours relevant to the practice of nursing as authorized by the VA Board of Nursing.



 



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Upcoming VALA Events

VALA is proud to offer upcoming events, webinars, and meetings for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. Several of the events will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Check the VALA Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities.