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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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Burnout Is Real. Here’s How To Protect Employees and Yourself.

May 5, 2021

It has been over one year since the introduction of COVID-19 in the United States. Senior living employees have had to quickly adapt to fight the challenges of the pandemic. They have faced long hours and a constant barrage of changing directives on visitation, testing, and vaccination protocols, all while endeavoring to provide the best…

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The Pandemic Brought Home to All The Need for Continued Support

May 5, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccines have given us all a much-needed shot of hope, the reality is that our industry, our employees, and our residents will be recovering from the pandemic’s effects for the foreseeable future. Just as we rallied to support those we serve in the early days of the pandemic, we need to find…

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Building an Organization Where It Is Safe and Welcome to Be Who You Are

March 10, 2021

Ayana King took a job in senior living almost by chance, while finishing her degree in communications. Like many who enter senior living, she fell in love with the industry. Before a year was up at her new job, she was promoted to corporate level. Now she is CEO and founder of her own business,…

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Argentum Welcomes Arena as Corporate Partner for Predictive Analytics

March 1, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, a national association advocating for quality of life for seniors, is pleased to announce Arena, a predictive analytics company that helps over 1,200 senior living, acute, and post-acute care facilities organize their workforces, has decided to enhance its membership commitment by becoming a new corporate partner with Argentum. Engagement in Argentum’s corporate…

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Families in All Shapes, Sizes, and Ages Need Clear, Caring Communication

January 28, 2021

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, LCSW-C, CSP, is the author of “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One,” a speaker on senior living issues, and an instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program. Her firm, Jenerations Health Education, Inc., provides continuing education to health care workers in all areas and…

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Solid Tips on Time Management For These Rapidly Changing Times

January 28, 2021

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E®, “a time management coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed, and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident, and accomplished.” It offers group and one-on-one time management consulting. A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and television networks, she has published…

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Managing Remote Work and Workers Demands New Skills, New Techniques

January 28, 2021

Senior living communities are a “high-touch” environment. Care just can’t be done from a safe remove. But among those who support the industry, from the software developers to accountants to scientists to digital sales experts, and more—those who can work remotely are being encouraged to do so. And this sets up an entirely different set…

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AI Solutions Are Transforming Every Aspect of Senior Living

January 28, 2021

As artificial intelligence solutions grow both more sophisticated and prominent, they increasingly are not only taking root in people’s daily lives but growing in influence in how industries operate. Senior living is no exception. In fact, AI is taking on a more impactful part in an array of roles for senior living operations—from staffing and…

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Making Change a Positive

January 28, 2021

At the beginning of 2020, Merrill Gardens was excited and hard at work on a new opportunity: Its new brand for a moderate-priced model. “And then COVID hit,” writes Merrill Gardens president Tana Gall, in an email interview. “Like a lot of operators, at Merrill we went into all-hands-on-deck mode to support our communities as…

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