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A Look at Hours and Wages Changes for Early 2021

July 19, 2021

Employment in the senior living industry has trended steadily lower during the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning in March 2020, senior living payrolls contracted in 12 of the next 14 months. In total, more than 79,000 jobs were lost during this period: 8.1 percent of the industry’s employment base. As of April 2021, senior living employment was…

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Argentum’s Apprenticeship Program Passes the 1,200 Participant Goal

July 19, 2021

The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has met a major milestone by enrolling 1,211 participants in the first year of the grant. Argentum is the lead applicant and fiscal agent for the $6 million project, which is being funded by a four-year U.S. Department of Labor—Employment and Training Administration Closing the Skills Gap grant. The…

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Ideas on Coaching Your Sales Staff as the Occupancy Pace Picks Up

July 16, 2021

For sales staff, the pandemic took a different kind of toll. Many were wearing several hats, helping any way they could during the crisis. Add to this the difficulty of standing up a system of doing virtual tours and maintaining relationships with prospects they may have gotten to know. And how would the future shake…

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Internship Program Provides an Experience with Purpose

July 16, 2021

Retirement Unlimited is finding that its RUI LIMITLESS internship program it launched in 2020 is providing a valuable experience to interns and the provider alike—even through the pandemic. Established with three summer interns, the program is designed to give “hands-on, tactical training working directly with RUI team members on a community or a corporate level.”…

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New Research into the Needs, Wants & Challenges of Frontline Staff (Sponsored)

July 16, 2021

Sponsored by If there’s a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that senior living providers put an extra focus on listening to and supporting their staff. And to help providers continue this effort moving forward, OnShift recently surveyed more than 2,800 healthcare workers to gain insight into their daily lives, both personally and professionally. The…

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Skills for the New Environment

July 16, 2021

If the pandemic year-plus has made you re-evaluate your life’s work, raise your hand. Judging from anecdotal evidence and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) numbers alike, there should be a sea of waving hands. The serious drop in employment in many industries during the pandemic had many predicting a bonanza for employers when the economy…

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A Close Look at the Pro Act—And How Argentum is Working for You

July 16, 2021

“It’s a solution looking for a problem,” Argentum vice president of government relations Paul Williams says of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (S. 420/H.R. 842), otherwise known as the PRO Act. In this interview, he outlines how this piece of legislation could affect senior living and other industries, and what Argentum is doing…

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Showing Support and Speaking Out are Keys to an Ethical Culture

July 16, 2021

The impetus for G. Richard Shell’s just-released fourth book, The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values. Advance Your Career, was seeing younger people coming back to grad school to find a new career track. They weren’t coming for lack of jobs or money; they came after being pressed into a “career or conscience” decision—their employers…

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The Infection Preventionist: A Role with Increasing Importance and Impact

July 16, 2021

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is “creating a safer world through the prevention of infection.” APIC (apic.org) has approximately 16,000 members across the United States and in 70 countries. They include nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, medical technologists, and more, who daily do everything from crunching and reporting…

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Argentum Joins Nearly 2,000 CEOs in Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

May 20, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – As part of the organization’s effort to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, Argentum’s president and CEO, James Balda, has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ commitment. This action is a pledge to lead Argentum in cultivating a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected…

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Building The Future of Senior Living

May 5, 2021

The future needs for long-term care are daunting: By the end of the decade an additional 20 million Americans will be over age 65, and by 2060 nearly 95 million Americans will be age 65 or older. This aging population, especially those over 85 who are most in need of long-term care, is expected to…

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Essential Services Help Workers Find a Foothold on Their Own Life Paths

May 5, 2021

In 2020, Argentum received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop the Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP), creating apprenticeships in senior living and related allied health occupations. Part of this involved ensuring apprentices had services that would help them succeed as they trained and established themselves in their new career paths. Administering…

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