According to the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIHub), there was an estimated 46 million adults aged 65 or older living in the U.S. in 2020. As the “Baby Boomer” generation continues to age through 2030, that number is due to increase by 18 million.
Will this aging population necessitate an increase in the thousands of assisted living operations across the country? Possibly, which will also increase the need and opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career within these diversified caring facilities.
But for those looking to enter such a professional environment in the coming year, a career in assisted living at The GreenFields may be waiting for you.
Located in the heart of Lancaster, GreenField Court has been providing high-quality assisted living options and various levels of health care to individuals of all faiths and walks of life on a daily basis since 2001. TheGreenFields Continuing Care Community employs more than 400 people, all dedicated to providing for the physical, social, and spiritual needs of the individuals they serve—and all committed to an organizational philosophy built on responsibility, compassion, respect, and integrity.
Those looking to pursue a career in fields like nursing, health services, dining services, maintenance, or housekeeping—complete with competitive wages and benefits packages, tuition reimbursement, on-site childcare and fitness center and more—will find plenty of life-changing reasons to join The GreenFields team. Here are four to consider:
1. Helping people
Working in an assisted living facility means providing help for people who need it most. And every day, this help is allowing capable seniors enjoy another day with friends, family, or the cherished activities that make their lives worth living. Each employee is enabling this reality, and having a real impact in the lives of others.
2. Learning life lessons
Assisting people in their later stages of life can impart priceless wisdom, with the opportunity to learn from others who’ve been through experiences not yet encountered—and in many cases, will never be encountered. These are lessons from our elders, and no matter one’s role in an assisted living facility, they’re there to be learned, every day.
3. Engaging in teamwork
Assisted living facilities rely on teamwork throughout its interconnected system of services to assure everything operates properly. So that means those who chose to enter this career field—no matter the position—will have to learn to work seamlessly with others, all for the sake of residents in need. This provides a great responsibility, but one that breeds great connectivity and camaraderie within any facility.
4. Finding a purpose
More and more, employees in every industry are looking to pursue careers with purpose, one with an impact on lives. Working within assisted living facilities allow employees to see the difference they make on the faces of those they serve. One by one, they’re improving the lives of those they serve, with tasks both big and small. Either way, this service comes with purpose. It instills a vital sense of accomplishment that comes when one gives of themselves to care for another.
If you or anyone you know has an interest in a career in assisted living at The GreenFields, please apply on our website at https://bit.ly/Greenfields-Careers, or drop off a hard copy application at any of our campus sites.
About The GreenFields Continuing Care Community
The GreenFields Continuing Care Community provides for the physical, social, and spiritual needs of residents in a Christian environment. In addition to skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient therapy at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, The GreenFields offers a variety of living arrangements and support levels based on individual needs. This includes independent living apartments in GreenField Manor; assisted living apartments in GreenField Court; and memory care and enhanced assisted living in GreenField Terrace.