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Make Every Bite Matter: Tips to Cut Waste

April 9, 2020

Reducing food waste is serious for executive directors and dining managers—more than half in our Forecast Report survey named it their top concern. Lower waste is a marker of resident satisfaction, operational excellence, and reaching sustainability goals. To help in the ongoing quest, experts Dana Fillmore, RD, healthcare customer marketing manager at Gordon Food Service…

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Keep an Essential Product Clean: Take Good Care of Your Ice Machine

February 18, 2020

It can be surprising to think that ice can “go bad.” After all, ice is often used to keep other foods and drinks safe. “The reality is that dirty ice machines were citied 20 percent of the time on health inspections in 2019,” says Ecolab’s Mandy Sedlak, principal regulatory specialist and food safety and public…

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Tech That Works Together

February 18, 2020

Connecting through communication is an essential part of wellness. Providers are looking to new technologies to make it easier—and discovering new challenges. For senior living community providers, the “community” part of their promise can’t become reality without communication. That means easy, extensive, and effective ways to communicate among residents, residents and their families, and residents…

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Argentum Introduces the 2019 Senior Living by Design Award Recipients

December 19, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—Argentum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Senior Living by Design awards. The annual awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers who create communities of quality in innovative ways. Recipients of the 2019 awards include: Arbor Terrace Fulton (The Arbor Company/Capitol Seniors Housing) Belmont Village Lincoln Park (Belmont…

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Bringing the Best Together for the 2020 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference

December 13, 2019

Alexandria, Va.—The pace of growth and the number of challenges in the senior living industry increases daily, but so do the opportunities to create better senior living together. Argentum designed the 2020 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo to deliver what industry leaders, professionals, and advocates need most to help companies, communities, and residents thrive.…

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Exploring Strategies for a Tight Market

October 16, 2019

Wanted: 2.5 million more senior living workers. Please apply before 2030. The senior living industry directly employs more than 767,000 Americans, and indirectly employs more than 915,000 workers in related industries. This industry, with nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in economic impact, drives economies from local to global. These thousands of workers are licensed and registered…

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Intelligence Analysis: Telehealth As Alternative Revenue Stream

September 4, 2019

Shifting industry trends and regulatory change creates new opportunities for senior living to add services, further improve quality, and overcome challenges. These can also create new revenue streams that support such improved quality. Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business founded by former secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, performed…

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Is Senior Living the New Best Medicine?

July 17, 2019

Last year, we heard the bad news—loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking (Cigna); loneliness could increase risk of dementia by 40 percent (Florida State University). Now it’s time for the good news: Senior living communities appear to be good for your health. The first-year results of the Mather LifeWays Age Well Study shows…

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Cannabis, Choice, and Your Community: Update on Practices and Problems

June 25, 2019

Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is a hot-button topic in senior living. Older adults are increasingly turning to cannabis products to ease conditions such as arthritis pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Adult children are using it to try to treat manifestations of dementia in their parents. In states where cannabis is legal, there’s a good…

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Affinity Living Group Launches Exercise Campaign Using National Institute on Aging Resources

June 10, 2019

Hickory, NC– Affinity Living Group (ALG) has launched a physical activity and exercise program across its more than 120 communities this month, using the science-based information from Go4Life®, an outreach initiative developed by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The Hickory-based senior housing company will be tracking participation in…

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Unveiling of the Medicare for All Act of 2019

March 24, 2019

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, unveiled HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019 which would transition our current health care system to a public single-payer system over a two-year period. Rep. Jayapal’s plan does not detail how it would be paid for but includes comprehensive and generous…

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Aging with Dignity Builds Character

February 14, 2019

A few years ago, county music artist Toby Keith was sharing a golf cart with Clint Eastwood at Eastwood’s annual Pebble Beach, Calif., charity event. The two got to talking, and Eastwood remarked he’d be celebrating his 88th birthday in just a few days. How would the famed actor, producer and director celebrate his big…

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