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The Finance Issue

Discovering What You Can Count On

The call to achieve maximum efficiency plus high quality has a new urgency. The September/October issue of Senior Living Executive revisits the fundamentals of operations and the innovations that can help you get to your goals: basics of a balance sheet, saving money safely on energy, tech, and food; and making the best decisions on sales and marketing investments. You’ll want to keep this concise and critical information source handy through the coming year as you make management decisions.


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Five Words to Help Boost Retention

September 23, 2020

Retention is key to workforce efficiency, and as studies by Applied Insights and others have shown, engagement is key to retention. Interestingly, some providers are reporting that engagement and retention have gone up during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s not the crisis, however; it’s the sense of pulling together many feel. Employees know they’re really needed,…

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Five Steps on the Path to Saving Power Safely: Tips from Energy Star

September 23, 2020

Optimizing energy and better utility management can provide a healthier environment and keep unnecessary costs down—top concerns for senior living leaders. But it can be a tough job to coordinate different elements and sort through all the guidance. Argentum and ENERGY STAR® put our knowledge together to make it easier for senior living leaders, producing…

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With a Strong DEI Strategy, Even Small Steps Can Have a Great Impact

September 23, 2020

Lily Zheng is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant and executive coach who works with organizations around the world to create high-impact and sustainable change. With her clients, she leverages organizational design, strategy, and culture to find novel solutions to systemic inequalities. A dedicated change-maker and advocate recently named a Forbes D&I Trailblazer, Lily writes…

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10 Tried-and-True Methods That Can Take a Bite Out of Food Costs

September 23, 2020

Voices of experience from the senior living culinary world share their tips for efficiency, engagement, and avoiding waste. 1. Go seasonal and local when you can. This makes for better quality and lower costs, but it also pays off in other ways, points out Morrison Living: with increased engagement and curiosity among residents about what’s…

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Reducing Electric and Gas Costs Without Feeling the Burn

September 23, 2020

At home, the price of electricity feels like a given: You check your bill, you sigh, and you pay. But as a senior living community or provider, that price can be as negotiable as a professional athlete’s contract—and as complicated to negotiate. Power prices depend on a complex combination of factors in a quickly changing…

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Ideas You Can Count On

September 23, 2020

Ultimately, efficiency is not about saving time or money. It’s about continually and effectively improving resident experience. In senior living, saving time or money isn’t sufficient for a program or process to prove itself. The ROI must include mission. The bottom line is quality. Attention to finances and resource use prepares a community to operate…

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2020 Best of the Best Awards: The Stories Behind the Honorees

August 3, 2020

  The Argentum Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative programs, products, and services that solve a challenge, advance excellence, and improve the future of senior living.  

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2020 Hero Awards: The Stories Behind the Honorees

August 3, 2020

The Argentum Hero Awards, presented by Benchmark, recognize ideal representatives of people serving in the senior living field. Nominated by regional/company executives and executive directors, these individuals to show the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication. A special category, Hero Award for Leadership in the Face of a Natural Disaster, was introduced in 2018…

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Real Change Can Start Right Now, One Micro-Moment at a Time

August 3, 2020

Every day, formal and informal leaders do ordinary things that have an impact on others—simple human acts such as listening, perspective-taking, kindness, curiosity, and decision-making. I call this everyday leadership. We all have a profound capacity to act like healthy people, ones who take responsibility for our impact on the world. In particular, I focus…

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HAEP: Creating a Win-Win Strategy For Senior Living Apprenticeship

August 3, 2020

Bringing more than 7,000 apprentices into key occupations in senior living is an ambitious goal—and, with the right partners and program design, an achievable one. With the help of a nearly $6 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, awarded following a national competitive process, Argentum has launched the Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program…

2020 Editorial Calendar

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January/February: The Community Operations Issue
Resident safety: What you need to know and do; creating a resilient landscape; choosing communications technologies.
Space deadline: January 10, 2020
Materials deadline: 
January 18, 2020
Highlight: Excerpts from 2020 Forecast Report

March/April: The Dining & Nutrition Issue
Wrap-up of trends, advances, and new ideas in menus, design, cost-efficiency, and quality; dining workforce challenges and solutions.
Space deadline: March 5, 2020
Materials deadline: 
March 12, 2020
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May/June: The Future Issue
Reports, forecasts, tips, and thought leadership from business, care, policy, and economics leaders on scenarios and opportunities ahead in the senior living industry; how workforce, financing models, infrastructure, and resident needs may change and how to prepare.
Space deadline: April 24, 2020
Materials deadline: April 30, 2020

July/August: The Workforce Issue
Designing a successful apprenticeship program; getting the best out of academic connections; updates from industry ambassadors and the Senior Living Works initiative.
Space deadline: June 16, 2020
Materials deadline: June 23, 2020

September/October: The Finance & Investment Issue
A review of the private equity effect on the industry; keeping transitions from being a value-leak.
Space deadline: August 17, 2020
Materials deadline: August 24, 2020
Highlight: Distribution at National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference

November/December: The Quality Issue
The state of memory care–residences, science, workforce, design; update on standards program successes and what’s next.
Space deadline: November 18, 2020
Materials deadline: November 25, 2020
Highlight: 2020 Senior Living by Design Awards

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