The senior living sectors require a competent, capable, and well-trained workforce that is able to ensure quality of life and care for older adults everywhere. The programs and resources developed by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) equip leaders in long-term care and reitrement settings attract and retain quality team members. Through evidence-informed training tools and education opportunities, the RIA fosters a culture of learning in senior living settings to ensure jobs are rewarding, contributing to employee retention.
At the RIA, we focus on engaging young people early and encourage them to explore career opportunities in senior living settings.
Workforce Development Programs and Resources
Secondary School Engagement
Events, career videos, and resources designed to engage secondary school and college educators and students to explore careers in long-term care and other older adult settings.
Workplace Mental Health in Long-Term Care
Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care
The Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) initiative helps long-term care homes build or expand student placement programs, provide online education for preceptors and students and develop resources to support positive placements for personal support workers and nursing students.