The Best Practices Roundtable

Report
The Best Practices
Roundtable
David Fleming
Vice President
Brethren Village
November 10, 2004
Brethren Village (nonprofit)
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Continuing Care Retirement Community
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Skilled nursing
Assisted Living
Independent Living
Affordable Housing
Home Health Agency
Child Day Care
Founded 1897
800 Residents
500 Team Members
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50% FT & 50% PT
Statistical Information
(current)
38% of team members 50+
 8% of team members 65+
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Sample positions 50+
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President
Admin. Ass’t
Pastors
Nursing Admin.
LPN’s
RN’s
CNA’s
Staff Development
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Maintenance
Catering Mgr.
Wait staff
Accounting
Marketing
Security
Bus Drivers
Secretaries
Recruitment
Newspaper
 Local Senior Expo’s
 Local Job Fairs
 “Message on Hold” when
telephoning Village
 Internal Position Postings
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Retention
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Flexible work arrangements including job
sharing
Retirement benefits including totally
employer-funded defined benefit pension
plan
EAP
PTO
Catastrophic leave contributions
Long term care insurance
Early retirement option (collect benefits
and continue drawing salary)
Synergies
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As a continuing care retirement
community, Brethren Village is both
a provider of services to seniors and
employer of seniors;
Sensitivity training re seniors
 Senior friendly wellness
 Supervisor training re diversity
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Challenges
Health insurance costs
 Pension costs
 Benefit costs vs. charges to
“customers”: tension
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Equity erosion
 Fixed pensions
 Social security limited increases
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Physical demands

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