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ALF Dementia PCA Rates Increase

Oakland, NJ, January 2016 -- The national average hourly rate of Dementia Personal Care Aides (PCAs) in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) increased 3.55%, according to the 18th annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  This represents a continued increase from the 2014 figure of 2.50%.  The Report is published in cooperation with LeadingAge and supported by the National Center for Assisted Living.

Turnover rates for PCAs increased from 34.99% in 2014 to 39.35% in 2015.  Average vacancy rates fell from 19.81% to 14.45% in 2015. 


Dementia PCA by Bed-size

Up to 49 Beds

50 to 75 Beds

75 Beds and Over

All Combined





National 50th percentiles


1,286 Assisted Living communities participated in the study and provided compensation data on 64,362 employees nationwide.  1,153 for-profit and 133 not-for-profit communities provided data for the study. 

The Report covers 20 management and 29 non-management positions.  Data are reported according to for‑profit and not-for-profit status, revenue size, unit-size, state, county, and geographic region.  Also covered are 18 fringe benefits, turnover rates by department, and projected salary increases for 2016.  Data are effective as of October 2015.

Since 1971, HCS has served the healthcare industry by conducting and publishing an array of comprehensive, reliable compensation reports.  HCS currently publishes 10 different Reports on an annual basis.  In addition, the firm conducts custom marketplace studies to support its clients.  For a complete listing of all products and services, please visit our website at www.hhcsinc.com.

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