According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the demographic shift in the US towards an aging population has significant implications for the senior care industry. By 2030, it is projected that almost one in five residents will be over 65, highlighting the need for more staff in senior homes. Unfortunately, senior homes are facing staffing shortages such as attracting and retaining qualified personnel.
Fortunately, Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs), such as Procare HR, can assist with HR burdens faced by senior living staffing. Procare HR has a team of experienced employees who have worked in the care industry and understand its nuances. They offer a range of services to help senior care and disability providers to manage their HR-related tasks and create a supportive work environment that attracts and retains top talent.
One of the key benefits of using Procare HR is that they can manage the entire new hire onboarding process, freeing up valuable time for senior living staff to focus on providing care for seniors. According to a recent study by Training Magazine, companies devoted an average of 64 hours to training. Plus, 80% of care center providers report that time spent on onboarding and training direct care employees is a top concern, according to a 2023 LTC Imperative Workforce Survey by LeadingAge MN. There is a lot of state and federal paperwork that can be overwhelming. If not completed by a certain date, you could put your organization at risk of non-compliance. Procare HR provides an HR Director who works closely with care operators to remove HR-related burdens, provide support, and reduce time being spent onboarding new hires by handling the paperwork.
Payroll is the most time-consuming HR task of all. Depending on how large your organization is, 1-2 workdays may be spent on payroll tasks per pay period. Procare HR also provides comprehensive payroll processing services, saving care providers considerable time and resources. Its payroll platform allows for tracking of complex pay rules, shift differentials, and of course paid time off, sick days, and time, including shifts and breaks. They also handle all payroll compliance requirements, including multi-state compliance and processing W2s and 1099s. Procare HR offers a helpline during business hours to answer any questions that employees and employers may have about payroll, ensuring that staff is always paid on time and accurately.
Employee benefits are essential for keeping employees satisfied and retaining staff in senior homes. Procare HR can administer employee benefit plans, including medical, dental, vision, 401k with flexible spending accounts, and employee support. By offering competitive benefits, senior homes can attract and retain the best talent to provide quality care for their residents. Procare HR also provides a range of additional services, including risk management, compliance support, and training and development opportunities, that can help senior homes create a supportive work environment and improve their bottom line.
Workers’ compensation is a critical component of staffing in the senior living industry. That is why Procare HR offers comprehensive workers’ compensation coverage to provide employees with medical care and wage replacement benefits in the event of a work-related injury or illness. This reduces the financial burden on both employees and employers, helping to create a safe and more secure workplace. Additionally, Procare HR provides consulting to help reduce claims in the future.
Procare HR handles compliance and risk management support to care staff, ensuring they are current with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. This includes issues such as minimum wage requirements, overtime laws, anti-discrimination laws, and more. By managing these compliance and risk management concerns, Procare HR supports care providers in navigating complex legal and regulatory requirements and reduces the risk of costly legal disputes. This allows care operators to focus on their core business, providing high-quality care for seniors instead of worrying about compliance and regulatory requirements.
The aging population in the US is driving up the demand for senior care, and as a result, there is a growing shortage of staffing in senior homes. Procare HR, a Professional Employer Organization, has recognized the need to address the HR burdens that senior living staff face and has developed a range of solutions to assist. Their services include new hire onboarding, payroll processing, and employee benefits administration. By utilizing their services, senior care and disability providers can focus on providing quality care, while Procare HR handles HR-related tasks. With the help of PEOs like Procare HR, the care industry can improve the working conditions for their employees, and increase retention rates, which can increase the census in their facilities.
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