Let’s Build Our Workforce Together!

LeadingAge Washington recently kicked off our “How to Reach Displaced Workers Initiative”! 

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are working on a clearinghouse to match potential staff with member communities.  We will be sharing information between Long Term Care communities in need of assistance and individuals in need of employment.  All skills and abilities are needed including food service, housekeeping, running errands, transportation, and other licensed positions.  If you are in need of employment, there is a need for you!  Please complete the form below and your information will be shared directly with providers in your geographical area.

To those who don’t have licensure or certification to work in long term care:  Emergency rules will be in place for individuals to work as direct care staff during this time if that would be a position of interest.


Thank you for your willingness to serve the aging community in Washington!  Additional resources below:

Aging Services offers wide range of job opportunities that fit a variety of backgrounds, such as culinary, dining, retail hospitality, maintenance, transportation, IT services/support, and more! LeadingAge stands ready during the COVID-19 crisis to help displaced workers find temporary or long-term jobs throughout the Aging Services field. For additional information and quick facts about finding your next job in Aging Services, click here and start searching today!

A heartfelt “thank you” goes out to each and every one of  our members!  You risk your own health, and that of your own families, to help residents live their best lives.  You are our heroes and our inspiration.  We are here to support you and to celebrate you for your incredible dedication to serve others.  We hope you enjoy this video as it captures the essence of your heart and generosity.  LeadingAge Washington Staff….


LeadingAge Washington Workforce Video program is a place to begin.

Let’s get the word out about how great working for LeadingAge member communities can be. 

Members, click on this YouTube link and have your web developer embed the video into your site. 

Do you want a full copy of the film? Email us and we’ll send you a link to download it.

Go further and customize the video for your organization.  Our video partners at 3rdThird Marketing are offering a special opportunity for LeadingAge members. 

LeadingAge Washington’s Latest Resources for COVID-19  visit


If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
Leading Age WA Employee Engagement & Retention Applause Pause Program ADM
Exit Interview Form Refer a Friend Bonus Program
Wesley Recognition Program HireHeroesusa.org  A mission-focused, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit program, the services provided by Hire Heroes USA are done at no cost to veterans or hiring companies.
Mentor Program for New Employees

PODCAST – Helping Students Launch Careers in Long Term Services & Support

NHC has released its 2018 edition of “Paycheck to Paycheck,” an interactive online tool that allows users to research and compare rental and homeownership affordability challenges of workers in 81 occupations in 259 metro areas nationwide. 

The accompanying report highlights affordability challenges workers face in five job categories in the construction industry: carpenters; electricians; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanics; maintenance workers and plumbers. We know we have an affordability crisis when the men and women who build our homes can’t afford to live in most of them. 

Employee BenefitHUB Login

Please login above, create your account and look at the discounts, rewards, cash back, travel discounts and more that will now be available FREE to all of our LeadingAge Washington Members & their employees! Questions? Email Laura at LHofmann@LeadingAgeWA.org 

National Resources

LeadingAge Washington brings to you the LeadingAge Center for Workforce Solutions, a brand-new center featuring workforce resources for aging services. This new center contains promising practices, ideas for key partnerships, tools to calculate turnover, presentation materials, fact sheets, LeadingAge member testimonials, podcasts, policy news, and other relevant articles.


Senior Living Community Salary Surveys

The Workforce Crisis

Promising Practices

Presentation Materials

Workforce Podcasts


LeadingAge States with Workforce Stories




Reference Materials

Facing the Workforce Challenge (Nov/Dec 2017 issue)

Solving recruitment and retention problems, severe in some areas, will not be easy, but our field must find ways to meet the workforce challenge. Read more to learn about the scope of the problem and ideas for the future.  More

  • Understanding the Recruitment Challenge More
  • Drawing the Best out of our Workforce More Letter from the Editor…

Ted Talks

TED TALKS: Pat Hughes is the primary author of Gracious Space: A Practical Guide for Working Better Together, published in 2004 by the Center for Ethical Leadership, and the lead author of Courageous Collaboration with Gracious Space: From Small Openings to Profound Transformation, published in 2011. Pat is the Senior Affiliate for Gracious Space and provides frequent training and facilitation using the Gracious Space framework and practices.