The anticipated population growth will result in tremendous job growth in healthcare occupations that care for older Americans
Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) April 06, 2013
Longtree and Associates, LLC, a long-term care education and seminar company, will hold a free symposium titled, “Spotlight on Health Care Initiatives and Your Career” on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program will be held at the Regal Pointe Senior Living Residence,1800 Rte 35 in Middletown, New Jersey. A buffet luncheon, compliments of Regal Pointe, will be served. Healthcare professionals, former Longtree students, colleagues and members of the healthcare field are invited to attend; reservations are required in advance.
The symposium will cover important topics in long-term care such as reduction in acute care admissions, interventions in pain management, and essential skills for health care executives. All symposium seminars are approved for continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators and assisted living administrators.
Longtree and Associates prepares frontline workers and senior staff in the long-term care field for successful passage of certification exams with the New Jersey Department of Health. The company provides senior care professional education and training, and quality assurance consulting and marketing and public relations services to long-term care facilities. Longtree’s courses meet the training and education needs of new employees to the field as well as the continuing education needs of seasoned professionals. More than 2000 people have taken Longtree training seminars and are now enjoying careers in this growing industry.
Longtree president Patrick Loughney cited government statistics that forecast continued job growth in healthcare occupations that serve older Americans.
•The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people ages 65 and over is expected to increase from 40 million to 72 million between 2010 and 2030.
•The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that nursing home facilities employed more than 1.6 million people in May 2009.
•According to the BLS, employment in long-term care facilities and services is expected to grow 24 percent from figures recorded in 2008 to 2018, for an increase of 400,000 jobs over the decade.
“Based on these figures, the healthcare sector provides job security and the best opportunity in the next decade, especially in positions that involve working with the country’s aging population,” said Loughney. “The anticipated population growth will result in tremendous job growth in healthcare occupations that care for older Americans.”
Loughney runs Longtree and Associates with his wife, Laurie Loughney, a principal of the firm who has presented at national conferences including Leading Age and American Health Care Association, and who serves as Adjunct Professor with County College of Morris. Part of what they teach, aside from the required criteria of the course, is ethics and quality assurance.
“You can teach skills, but you can’t teach attitude,” said Laurie Loughney. “It’s crucial that the training programs also help the student understand there is the commitment to enhancing and enriching the lives of the seniors we serve.”
To make reservations for the symposium, contact Laurie Loughney or Pat Loughney at 848-218-1320 or Longtreena(at)aol(dot)com.