Career Pathways Website Expands to 17 States Multi-state platform launch helps to bridge the gap between long term care providers and job seekers. Released:March 21, 2019 AHCA Press Office (202) 898-6333 AHCAPressOffice@ahca.org Page ContentWASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, it was announced that 17 long term and post-acute care associations across the U.S. have joined forces to address caregiver shortages in their states with CareForTheAging.org, a workforce website originally launched in 2017 by the Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living’s (IHCA/INCAL). The expansion brings the robust capabilities of the website to 17 new state-specific CareForTheAging.org sites through a collective effort aimed at increasing awareness of career pathways and boosting workforce recruitment in the long term and post-acute care sector. These states include: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. The expansion of the site also comes with a significant enhancement in functionality — the newly launched member portal that gives providers direct access to candidate interest forms that are submitted by site visitors seeking new career opportunities. The member portal accelerates the recruitment process creating opportunities for them to initiate timely outreach with qualified candidates. Using the member portal, recruiters will be able to receive instant notifications via email about candidate interest form submissions, and filter and export submissions by zip codes, education, date and other pre-defined variables. “This collective effort will bring great value to our members, job seekers, students, and the long term and post-acute care profession as a whole,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “We’re excited to see this partnership come together and give our support to help providers attract and retain qualified, dedicated caregivers.” “Workforce recruitment and retention is one of the most pressing challenges confronting long term care providers today,” said Zach Cattell, president of IHCA/INCAL. “We are laser-focused on giving our members the tools they need to address this shortage while equipping tomorrow’s workforce with resources they need to launch a successful career in this rapidly growing field,” said Cattell. CareForTheAging.org offers comprehensive information on the diverse career pathways available in long term care. The site features a wealth of resources including state-specific education requirements, salaries and career-focused videos by caregivers to inspire those seeking new opportunities to pursue a career in this exceptionally rewarding field. High school students, early career professionals and job seekers searching for new career opportunities are encouraged to visit https://carefortheaging.org to get connected with resources and employers. ABOUT AHCA/NCALThe American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 13,700 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.