​​Careers in Aging Week 2022 – Why Choose a Career in Long Term Care?

American Senior Communities (ASC) recognizes Careers in Aging Week! This week brings awareness to the numerous career opportunities in long term care and the rewarding experiences individuals can gain from these careers.

The demand for professionals with expertise in long term care is growing rapidly. The U.S. will need between 5.7 million and 6.5 million nurses, nurse aides, home health, and personal care workers to care for the 27 million Americans who will require long term care by 2050.

This will be a tremendous undertaking for the senior care industry and will necessitate hiring more workers to provide the skilled care it takes to keep seniors safe, happy and healthy in their golden years. If you’re just entering the workforce, or you’re looking for a career change, American Senior Communities would like to highlight the advantages of a career in senior care and why ASC is the right place for you!

Making a Difference in People’s Lives

Getting older can be difficult for some people and making the transition to a senior community can be a hard decision to make. For those seniors struggling with making this journey, senior care workers who are warm and supportive can make a huge difference. Not only can the care you provide support the health and physical wellbeing of seniors in your area, it can also help them feel better about their golden years. When you get the chance to comfort and care for other people, it affects you as well. You’ll derive plenty of self-confidence knowing that the job you do every day is providing so much to enrich the lives of those around you; not just the seniors you care for, but their friends and families as well. You will be able to give them the satisfaction to rest easy knowing that their loved ones are in good hands.

Learning Skills that are Versatile and In Demand

As mentioned earlier, more and more people are retiring every day, a trend that is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. As a result, retirement experts agree that senior care will continue to be a viable career option for decades to come. That means job security for you. As a senior care worker, you’ll gain all sorts of valuable experiences as you go about your daily job activities. Whether you intend to stay in the senior care field or you would like to eventually change paths, you can be certain that the skills you learn will apply to a whole range of fields, from nursing to home health care and so much more.

Building New Friendships and Relationships Every Day

As a senior care worker, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people every day who have lived interesting lives and have so many stories to share. When you take the time to listen and learn from them, you’ll find it has an effect on you as well. Being a senior care worker isn’t just about caring for others; it can be a great way to improve yourself and create long-lasting friendships. At American Senior Communities, you will work alongside of some of the profession’s brightest people, many who may become your new best friend and support system!

Why American Senior Communities

At American Senior Communities, caring people make the difference, and you can tell the moment you walk into one of our communities. Our family-structured team takes pride in serving our community and residents daily. To us, it’s not just a job—it’s a calling. We offer the opportunity for advancement while working in a fast-paced and rewarding environment. ASC offers a wide variety of different career pathways including but not limited to:

  • Culinary
  • Social Services
  • Therapies
  • Activities & Wellness
  • Nursing
  • Certified Nursing Aide & Nurse Aid Training
  • Memory Care
  • Business Office
  • Executive Leadership
  • Housekeeping & Maintenance

These are just a few career opportunities that ASC offers! The senior population we serve truly becomes an extension of our family and that is one of the many reasons why working in the senior care field is so rewarding. For more information on ASC’s available positions, visit our careers page, where you can read about other important perks and benefits, chat with an American Senior Communities team member or even apply online from the comfort of your own home.

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