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The Preparedness Issue

Lessons in prevention and preparation from leaders who have been there

Residents, families, associates, sales, and more want assurance that their communities are ready for what life hands out. Leaders and experts offer tips and insight to stay safe and thrive.

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Memory Care: Predictive Tech Makes Strides

April 26, 2022

Most resident-monitoring technologies have features that are well-suited for memory care communities, but their overall system is more appropriate for residents without cognitive impairments. Dedicated memory care monitoring systems help to bridge that gap. “The need is so big, and the needs are so different,” says George Netscher, founder and CEO of SafelyYou. SafelyYou is…

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Public Health-Conscious Technology for Post-Pandemic Communities

April 20, 2022

SPONSORED CONTENT Anyone who has built or operated a senior living community in the last two years knows that things will never be the same for the industry after COVID-19. Here are some of the features that Griffin Living has built into our new Varenita community in Simi Valley that will not only prepare us…

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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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Housekeeping and Environmental Services: The Heroes of Disaster Preparedness

April 19, 2022

Environmental services and housekeeping have found themselves on the front lines of the pandemic. “During these current times, these two critical departments are shining for the world to see,” says Donald F. Breneman, vice president of risk management and business operations, Juniper Communities. With that attention has come a changing perception of the fields and…

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‘Basic Maintenance’ Becomes a Complex and Critical Tool in Preparedness

April 19, 2022

Among the many impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on senior living communities has been an intensified focus on the crucial importance of maintenance to creating and sustaining a clean, safe environment. As Marc Manna, vice president of facilities maintenance for Pegasus Senior Living, says, an emphasis on maintenance should be a constant, but…

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Predictive Technologies Can Help Prevent Adverse Incidents

April 19, 2022

We don’t need a crystal ball to see into the future. An array of predictive technologies can help communities manage issues ranging from medication supplies to COVID outbreaks and falls. These solutions collect and transmit information in seconds to administration, associates, residents, and families, so preventative action can be taken. Some of these technologies, especially…

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Getting a Good Education in Expecting the Unexpected

April 19, 2022

From the time we are schoolchildren, the notion that we need to be prepared for any emergency has been instilled in us, to help us think through possible problems and have a plan to tackle them if a worst-case scenario actually happened. You can see this principle in action in senior living communities, which are…

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Fitness for Every Body Becomes the New Prevention Priority

April 19, 2022

Physical fitness is a primary component of successful aging: Older adults who maintain mobility, strength, and a healthy weight can prevent or delay many health conditions and be prepared for what life brings their way. And it’s much better—and easier—to maintain health in the first place than try to regain it after the fact. Health-conscious…

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All Ages and Abilities Can Help Disaster Preparedness Teams

April 19, 2022

Disaster citizen science has spiked in participation in the past several years, yet many still don’t know what it is. It puts together two needs and activities to advance knowledge and better preparedness: citizen science is data collection and addressing problems through participation by residents of an area or community, and disaster citizen science applies…

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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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For Assistance and Prevention, Take a Look at These Best Friends

April 19, 2022

In 2021, service dogs were part of a pilot program at Benton House Senior Living that involved educating the dogs to sniff out people who might be COVID-positive. The program was a success and gained lots of attention, including an Argentum Best of the Best award. But some see this as just the beginning of…


2022 Editorial Calendar

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January/February: The Policy Issue
The big issues facing senior living—and the actions you can take.
Event distribution: Argentum Public Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.
Materials deadline: December 17, 2021

March/April: The Dining & Nutrition Issue
All about new tastes and trends—and the people and technology that get them to the table, safe and fresh.
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Materials deadline:
January 24, 2022 

May/June: The Preparedness Issue
Getting ahead of change: Infection prevention, climate, culture, infrastructure, future of work, and more.
Event distribution: Senior Living Executive Conference.

Materials deadline: March 7, 2022

July/August: The Learning Issue
Best practices, trends, and new tech in training, certifications, and higher education.
Materials deadline: May 27, 2022 

September/October: The Career Issue
Programs and advice to help you advance on your path—and help others find their way.
Materials deadline: July 27, 2022 

November/December: The Caregiver Issue
Keeping the people at the heart of senior living engaged, healthy, and motivated.
Materials deadline: September 20, 2022 

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