Advancing Excellence has announced that Workforce will be the theme of its first of four forums in 2018. The Winter Forum will take place at 1:00-3:30 on Monday, February 12 at the LeadingAge national offices in Washington, D.C.

Finding, developing and retaining an effective caregiving workforce continues to be a challenge for families and provider organizations. Care acuity and complexity continue to rise. The workforce continues to age. Turnover rates of paid workers remain high. And family caregivers are finding it increasingly difficult to find the help they need to keep going. Information technology offers exciting new possibilities while also creating significant challenges.

The good news is that crises are often the impetus for innovation and creativity. The Advancing Excellence Winter Forum is an opportunity to share different perspectives and explore potential solutions to the workforce crisis.


Date: Monday, February 12, 2018

Time: 1:00 – 3:30

Location: LeadingAge National Headquarters

2519 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20008


Format: Opening comments and insights from three guest panelists, followed by facilitated discussion among all Advancing Excellence members and guests.


Panelists:

Amy York, Executive Director of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance

Perspective: Staff recruitment and retention and its impact on care


Majd Alwan, Senior Vice President of Technology and Executive Director of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)

Perspective: Technology’s impact on the workforce crisis


Lynn Friss Feinberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor of the AARP Public Policy Institute

Perspective: The growing family caregiving gap and its impact on the workforce


Advancing Excellence Forums are a unique opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues faced in the long-term care and supports field – among an exceptionally diverse, well-rounded group of stakeholders.

For more information or to reserve a seat at the forum, please contact Carol Benner.