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Argentum Statement Supporting Employer Mandates of COVID-19 Vaccinations for the Senior Living Workforce

August 9, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – In the spirit of continuing to prioritize the health and safety of senior living residents, staff, and visitors, Argentum released a statement today supporting employer mandates of COVID-19 vaccinations for the senior living workforce: Senior living communities have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year and…

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At Jaybird, Teamwork Makes ‘Dare to Dream’ Program Work

July 16, 2021

Shirley Cagle, a 90-year-old resident of Milestone Senior Living in Faribault, Minn., is a longtime, die-hard Minnesota Twins fan. At Milestone, which is a Jaybird Senior Living community, residents and staff know when the Twins are playing because Cagle hikes the volume on her television to make sure she can hear the broadcast. Cagle has…

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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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New University of Chicago Study Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Assisted Living Facilities Reported No COVID-Related Deaths

June 3, 2021

New research unveiled today by NORC at the University of Chicago found that nearly two-thirds of assisted living facilities reported no deaths from COVID-19 in 2020. The study calculates that average adjusted death rates from COVID-19 in assisted living was 19.3 per 1,000 residents.

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New Research Shows Nation’s Senior Living Facilities Facing $30 Billion in Pandemic-Related Losses

May 19, 2021

Alexandria, Va. – New data released today shows that the nation’s senior living providers have incurred an estimated $22.5 billion in uncompensated financial losses to date, due to the burdens imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and uncompensated losses are expected to grow to $29.8 billion through the first half of 2021. While the federal government…

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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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Residents Take a Test Drive With Brain Health Pilot Program

May 5, 2021

Getting the first chance to try out health programs and technology is a lesser-known fringe benefit of senior living. But increasingly, developers and researchers consider senior living communities to pilot and fine-tune AI, robotics, and virtual reality as well as diet and exercise programs and memory care approaches. Inspīr Carnegie Hill, Maplewood Senior Living’s new…

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The Story Behind a Complex But Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatment

May 5, 2021

Despite the apparent success of vaccination, the COVID-19 danger is by no means over. People are still contracting the virus and at risk; some people can’t be vaccinated or missed getting vaccinated; occasionally, someone doesn’t develop immunity. What was true at the beginning of the pandemic is still true more than a year later: Older…

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A Resource Designed to Help Cope With COVID’s Emotional Fallout

March 10, 2021

Ensuring physical safety was top priority during the pandemic. But many also saw immediately that mental well-being would also be a health and safety challenge. Isolation, uncertainty, grief, and lack of control take a toll. Many of the usual comforts and coping mechanisms are out of reach. That’s what led to the How Right Now…

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Change Agent Profile: Trauma Touches Everyone, and An Informed Approach Can Help

March 10, 2021

According to a 2013 study in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, 90 percent of adults in the United States have been exposed to at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Think of how many in your community might have gone through a natural disaster just in the time they have been residents there—and then…

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Thought Leader Profile: For a Safe and Healthy Community, Your Buildings Can Get a Checkup

March 10, 2021

Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP, senior vice president at the International WELL Building Institute, wants you to think about a fact: You spend about 90 percent of your life indoors. And she’s dedicated to making that 90 percent a healthier experience. While there are multiple standards for sustainability, cleanliness, and function of…

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