Senior Living Communities Not Immune from Staffing Shortages

By: John Ruffier Seemingly everywhere you go these days you hear about worker shortages – in restaurants, stores, factories – the list goes on and on. Not surprisingly, senior living communities and their operators are …

Florida Adopts $15.00 Minimum Wage

  By: Rachel D. Gebaide, Morey Raiskin and Rasheem Johnson On November 3, 2020, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which raises the state minimum wage to $15.00. The increase goes into effect over time, with the minimum wage increasing …

The Employment Challenge in a Rising Wage Economy

Senior Housing News recently ran an article/editorial discussing the impact that wage pressure is having on the ability of Senior Living Communities to hire and retain staff without blowing the P&L.   In Central Florida, where …

More Frequent Paydays Could Mean More Reliable Employees

A Florida fast food franchisee recently experimented with a pilot program which allowed employees to receive one-half of their pay for a shift the next day via a debit card (without any fees or other …

Demand for Employees Expected to Continue to Grow

It’s no secret that finding and keeping good employees is one of the keys to the success of any senior living facility.  Owners and operators are  having to become more and more creative in offering …

Overheard at NIC . . .

While the entire National Investors’ Conference is always full of interesting and enlightening speakers, sometimes the most interesting things you hear come out over dinner with your clients and their associates.  We had two very …

HR Department Needs Annual Check-Up Too (Part II)

By: Rachel D. Gebaide Senior living residents see their physicians for preventive care and to monitor existing conditions. Shouldn’t senior living facilities do the same for their human resources departments? Today’s topic: FLSA and Other …