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Two Discovery Senior Living Team Members Appointed to Argentum’s 2022 LEAD Program Cohort

April 29, 2022

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., — Discovery Senior Living (“Discovery”) has announced that team members Christian Steil and Savannah Rogers will be part of the second-ever Argentum Leadership Advancement & Development (LEAD) Program cohort after their nominations were chosen by the Program’s Steering Committee earlier this month. Steil and Rogers were nominated by top-ranking Discovery executives to take…

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Status Quo Workforce Strategies Are Failing Senior Living

April 20, 2022

SPONSORED CONTENT The senior living industry workforce has experienced a major shift. On-Shift’s latest Workforce 360 report shines a light on the shift, as senior living respondents cite staffing shortages (79%) as their top workforce challenge. To put this staffing shortage into perspective, there are over 10% fewer employees working today in senior living than…

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Lessons and Benefits from a Year Leading the JEDI Program

April 19, 2022

As the evidence of racial injustice— the killing of George Floyd by a police officer and other similar slayings, attacks on Asian-American seniors, and the racial and identity disparities in COVID-19 cases and deaths—increasingly gained attention and outcry, many organizations pledged to increase their knowledge and action against bias and inequities. Argentum was one of…

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As Pandemic Enters ‘New Moment,’ Financial and Workforce Challenges Remain Top Advocacy Priorities

April 19, 2022

In a recent joint address to Congress, President Biden declared a “new moment in the fight against COVID-19,” and proposed a four-part plan to support a return to normalcy. The White House plan focuses on: (1) vaccines and treatments; (2) preparing for new variants; (3) ending shutdowns at schools and businesses; and (4) international vaccination…

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Bridge Senior Living and Chamberlain University Launch Clinical Partnership to Introduce Nursing Students to Gerontology

March 14, 2022

CHICAGO/ORLANDO –Chamberlain University and Bridge Senior Living today announced a clinical partnership for nursing students to gain experience in senior care communities as the nation faces nursing shortages and increased elder and long term healthcare needs. Bridge Senior Living is an industry leader in communities offering a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living and memory care across 15 states. The initiative will…

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Senior Living Leadership, Workforce Surveyed Share Thoughts on What Works for Retention

March 13, 2022

Sponsored Content By Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift Alignment between senior living leadership and workforce is essential to building a positive work culture. With that in mind, OnShift surveyed thousands of post-acute care and senior living leaders and employees to understand their workforce challenges, priorities, and perspectives. And, although the industry is facing major staffing challenges,…

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Senior Living Industry Groups Join Forces as Catalysts for Diversity and Inclusion

January 13, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) have formed the Senior Living DEIB Coalition in a shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) to empower businesses operating in and around senior living. The goal is to co-create a plan of action and strategy around DEIB, including the…

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Argentum Takes #DontLeaveUsBehindAgain Campaign for COVID Relief for Assisted Living to Pennsylvania

November 17, 2021

Harrisburg, Pa. – Saying enough is enough, senior living advocates converged on the Pennsylvania capital today, calling on the Biden Administration and Congress to target COVID relief and workforce solutions to assisted living and memory care communities amid a financial and staffing shortage crisis in the state and across the country. In a press conference…

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Argentum Announces Regina Serrano as Vice President, Workforce Development

October 25, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) — Argentum is pleased to announce that Regina Serrano has joined the association as vice president, workforce development.   In this role, she will lead and collaborate on new initiatives to address current and coming workforce challenges as well as advance Argentum’s existing programs such as:  Senior Living Works: A grassroots program to raise awareness of career opportunities within the senior…

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Don’t Forget the Difference a Leader Can Make Day to Day

September 29, 2021

Equity & Inclusion The name of Kemy Joseph’s DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) consulting firm works in several ways. First, it stands for Fuel Equitable Actions, Relationships, and Systems. But it also recognizes that DEI can bring up some fears. “Oftentimes, fears cause us to respond either in anger or frustration—or to run away from…

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LeadingAge Minnesota CEO Gayle Kvenvold Honored as One of 2021 Most Admired CEOs by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

September 20, 2021

Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, was recently named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In a feature story published on Sept. 7, Gayle drew attention to the workforce shortages long-term care providers are facing. “Long-term care had a workforce shortage before the pandemic, but it is now…

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Argentum Apprenticeship Program Reports Ongoing Gains in Participation and Results

September 15, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has now supported more than 1,500 apprenticeships and is credited for opening doors by its employee partners, according to an announcement today at the 2021 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo in Phoenix. Argentum is the lead applicant and fiscal agent for the $6 million project,…

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