GHCA/GCAL Launches New Website to Help Job Seekers Find Careers in Long Term and Post-Acute Care
The Georgia Health Care Association/Georgia Center for Assisted Living (GHCA/GCAL) announced today the launch of Georgia.CarefortheAging.org, the first website to offer comprehensive information on skilled nursing and assisted living careers in Georgia.
Georgia.CarefortheAging.org provides information on a range of careers available within skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities throughout the State, including education requirements, salary averages, and paths for career advancement. The site also links individuals seeking educational opportunities, internships or job placements with centers looking to fill those roles.
As the nonprofit trade association representing Georgia's skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities, GHCA/GCAL developed the website to serve the needs of its members who often wrestle with staffing shortages. The US Census projects that Georgia's over the age of 85 population will grow by 83% from 2010 to 2030, the highest growth rate in the Southeast. This creates an increased demand for skilled caregivers in the long term and post-acute care profession in the State. This need becomes especially acute with a declining number of individuals seeking and maintaining careers in the profession in the State and nationally.
“Individuals working in Georgia's skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities often find great reward in serving our State's seniors and a sense of purpose and fulfillment in their careers,” said GHCA/GCAL President & CEO Tony Marshall. “This new resource is an excellent tool designed to help educate the public on the diverse range of opportunities available in the long term and post-acute care profession and support our members in their efforts to attract, recruit and retain skilled caregivers.”
Georgia.CarefortheAging.org was developed as an expansion of the CarefortheAging.org website launched in 2017 by the Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living (IHCA/INCAL). Today, CareForTheAging.org is a multi-state platform bridging the gap between job seekers and long term care providers across 17 states of the country.
High school students, early career professionals and job seekers looking for new career opportunities are encouraged to visit https://georgia.carefortheaging.org/ to get connected with resources and employers..
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