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There’s a great need for quality, dignified, person-centered senior care in Cincinnati, Louisville, and the surrounding Tri-State region right now. The Baby Boom generation is retiring, and many of these older adults require services like assisted living and long-term care to maintain their independence and quality of life. 

The demand for senior healthcare isn’t expected to subside as Boomers age and pass away, because Americans are living longer. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans 65 and older is expected to nearly double, from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060. So the United States will always need qualified people to care for our nation’s elderly. 

Here at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), our goal is to help Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana seniors “live well into the future.” We need help in that mission, so we’re continually looking for experienced, passionate healthcare, wellness, and caregiving providers to join our team. 

Let’s look at some of the diverse career opportunities available in aging services. 

3 In-Demand Careers in Aging Services 

1. Nursing 

As nursing careers go, pediatric medicine or acute care may be a more familiar path. But nurses who haven’t considered senior care may be missing a rewarding career option.

Being a nurse at a retirement community offers a variety of benefits, including meaningful relationships with residents and other team members. Also, people who work with seniors are among the most satisfied healthcare professionals. Explains the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), “Geriatrics healthcare professionals cite their encounters with inspirational older adults, the deep and meaningful relationships they develop, and the typically steady work hours as significant factors adding to their job satisfaction.”

2. Maintenance 

Maintenance professionals play a crucial role at ERS communities. These important individuals keep senior campuses operating smoothly and help keep our residents safe and comfortable. 

Maintenance workers at ERS communities also enjoy being able to receive training in different areas, including electrical, plumbing, and more — all while building strong relationships within the ERS family. 

Watch the short video below to hear why Keith Frye, Affordable Living Regional Facilities Manager, finds his career so fulfilling. 

3. Dining Services 

The dining experience at our premier retirement communities is truly outstanding. And it’s not just about delicious meals and fancy desserts. Our dining staff knows proper nutrition plays a crucial role in being and living well. That’s why they work hard every day to ensure residents, families and staff all have menus filled with enjoyable, nutritious meals. 

Many of our dining services team members also note that working in senior living is very rewarding. 

"Being in a position where my food actually helps people... that changed me completely," said Chef Clyde Bishop at Marjorie P. Lee in a recent episode of the ERS Linkage Podcast. "The feeling of this kitchen is just different from where I used to be." 

When You Love What You Do, It Shows

From our clinical providers to our maintenance and dining services staff, we have one goal: to help Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indiana seniors continue “Living well into the future.”

Do you have a passion for providing person-centered, dignified care? Then we invite you to explore our open opportunities here. If you have specific questions, contact us!


Kristin Davenport
March 28, 2022
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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