Your Next Job

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on January 26, 2010

According to the  “Institute for the Future of Aging Services”:

“Government agencies, employers, workers and consumers often characterize the long-term care workforce as “in crisis.” The direct care workforce is plagued by chronic staff shortages due to high turnover, difficulty attracting new employees, poor working conditions, low pay, insufficient (or no) benefits and inadequate preparation and training. There is a well-documented shortage of competent professional staff to manage, supervise and provide care in nursing homes, assisted living residences and home care settings.

At the same time, the number of individuals needing care and those providing it are at odds. The population of older adults requiring long-term care is rapidly accelerating, yet the pool of individuals aged 25-54 who have traditionally provided long-term care is shrinking.”

Your next job?

Think about solving needs whenever you are considering a job change.  Given the shortages in healthcare, what can you do to solve needs?

  • Are you a nurse?
  • Are you a sales or marketing person?
  • Are you in finance or accounting?
  • Are you in administration?
  • Are you a leader?
  • Are you passionate?
  • Are you a person of high integrity?
  • Are you a “doer”?

The list goes on but the message here is that you probably have transferable skills and you should really consider the long term care industry!

Any thoughts, comments, question?

I am Bernie Reifkind, CEO and founder of Premier Search, Inc.  I can be reached at 1(800) 801-1400 or email at

3 Responses to “Your Next Job”

  1. Thanks for posting the article, was certainly a great read!

  2. Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

  3. A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks

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