A recent survey suggests that while the senior living industry has more work to do to address diversity and inclusion, it is starting from a place of strength. Among the findings:
- 95% of providers say they are taking steps to recruit potential employees from underrepresented groups.
- 90% say they focus on gender, race/ethnicity and sexual orientation, with less effort to address age and religion as dimensions of diversity.
- 73% senior living professions and organizations participating in the survey are women, 53% are white, and 46% are people of color.
- 56% of survey participants’ companies have a formal diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) committee responsible for developing and implementing DEIB strategies or initiative, while 27% say they have a formal DEIB program.