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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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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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Next-Level Art Studios Are Becoming an Attractive Amenity

December 2, 2021

By Cynthia Bombach It’s not quite as simple as “build it and they will come,” but in a growing number of senior living communities, art studios are a magnet for residents. Well-designed studios, paired with appropriate programming, can attract everyone from seasoned artists to people who have never picked up a paintbrush. Pursuing artistic activities…

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Activity and Engagement Directors Bring Creativity to New Challenges

September 28, 2021

Last spring, a million older adults had to do what many of them had come to senior living to avoid: stay alone in their rooms. For safety reasons during the pandemic, group activities and outings were suddenly taken away. Isolation could have become a real threat to their well-being. How could program directors keep people…

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Argentum Debuts Promotional Trailer for “Senior Living: Communities of Care” Film Series

September 14, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – In March 2021, Argentum announced a partnership with dBase Media, an omnichannel video production and content marketing organization, to produce a unique series of videos showcasing the story of senior living through Argentum and 15 organizations that provide quality care and service to seniors. Today at the 2021 Argentum Senior Living Executive…

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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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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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