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Senior Living & LTC: Uniting voices to address the workforce crisis

With the promise of a federal skilled nursing staffing mandate looming, learn what you can do educate the Hill and make your voice heard.

While Congress considers minimum staffing ratios for long-term care providers, the healthcare industry as a whole continues to struggle with workforce challenges. With the promise of a federal skilled nursing staffing mandate looming, it’s not just LTCs that are on pins and needles as providers across the board are also seeing some states responding with mandates of their own.

In this episode of Risk Insights: Senior Living & LTC, host Tara Clayton sits down with Scott Tittle, Head of Government Relations and External Affairs for VIUM Capital. Together, they examine the staffing challenges the health care industry is facing, questions surrounding compliance with the pending staffing ratios, and what owners, operators, and healthcare providers can do educate the Hill and make their voices heard.

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Key takeaways

The workforce shortage is real

The skilled nursing sector is short approximately 190,000 employees; the industry lost nearly 250,000 total employees in just three years.

Staffing challenges will continue

As our senior population increases, the population entering the workforce will decrease year over year for the next 10 years.

Advocacy is paramount

It’s important to actively engage with legislators to help them understand the important services our industry provides and the unintended consequences staffing mandates may bring.

Our speakers

Tara	Clayton

Tara Clayton

Client Executive, Senior Living and LTC Industry Practice

Tara Clayton is a client executive in Marsh’s Senior Living and LTC Industry Practice. In this role, she advises clients with strategic and tactical advice concerning effective general and professional claim resolution, risk management, and strategies to obtain maximum insurance coverage across lines of coverage. Tara’s expertise with complex litigation and creative risk management initiatives helps reduce costs, enhance value, and increase client control of their risk management programs.

Scott Tittle

Scott Tittle

Head of Government Relations and External Affairs, VIUM Capital

Scott Tittle is a Managing Director, Head of Government Relations and External Affairs for VIUM Capital, a national financial services firm focused on providing capital solutions to the seniors housing and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining VIUM Capital, Mr. Tittle worked at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHAC/NCAL) as the NCAL Executive Director. Prior to that role, Mr. Tittle was the President of the Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living, the Indiana state affiliate of AHCA/NCAL. Mr. Tittle also previously served as Health Care Policy Advisor to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and was a lawyer in private practice with the law firms of Krieg DeVault and Feagre Drinker. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law..