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Suiting Every Taste: Communities find solutions to provide a rich range of choices and independence in dining

April 9, 2020

Mealtime has never been only about the food—that’s been true for humans throughout history. It’s a time to share, to converse, to shine, to appreciate what brings us together and to highlight what’s unique about each of us. In senior living communities, the meaningfulness of that experience can be heightened. “Knowing the importance that food…

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Make Every Bite Matter: Tips to Cut Waste

April 9, 2020

Reducing food waste is serious for executive directors and dining managers—more than half in our Forecast Report survey named it their top concern. Lower waste is a marker of resident satisfaction, operational excellence, and reaching sustainability goals. To help in the ongoing quest, experts Dana Fillmore, RD, healthcare customer marketing manager at Gordon Food Service…

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Landscaping Can Grow Engagement While It’s Shrinking Expenses

February 18, 2020

Just like many other community operations, landscaping today has to do more with the same resources. While it’s important to offer curb appeal that makes every resident and visitor feel at home and welcomed, landscaping needs to work within a community’s budget—that’s both for establishment and maintenance, today and for the long term. On top…

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Measuring Energy Use Nets Benefits, Even When It’s Not Mandatory

February 18, 2020

More dots on the map have appeared since this publication last looked at mandatory building energy benchmarking policies, in 2018. Some have moved beyond benchmarking to requiring performance targets. But as much as the word “mandatory” may make you gulp, energy and water benchmarking itself is relatively easy. “It helps you answer the questions, how…

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Keep an Essential Product Clean: Take Good Care of Your Ice Machine

February 18, 2020

It can be surprising to think that ice can “go bad.” After all, ice is often used to keep other foods and drinks safe. “The reality is that dirty ice machines were citied 20 percent of the time on health inspections in 2019,” says Ecolab’s Mandy Sedlak, principal regulatory specialist and food safety and public…

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Old Flip Phone or New Smart Speaker? It’s About Usability and Choice

February 18, 2020

Laurie M. Orlov heard it coming—voice and other smart tech was going to change aging. The founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch shares wisdom earned in years as a technology industry analyst consulted by large organizations and entrepreneurs, and by the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. More of her takes on what’s ahead…

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Tech That Works Together

February 18, 2020

Connecting through communication is an essential part of wellness. Providers are looking to new technologies to make it easier—and discovering new challenges. For senior living community providers, the “community” part of their promise can’t become reality without communication. That means easy, extensive, and effective ways to communicate among residents, residents and their families, and residents…

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Bringing the Best Together for the 2020 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference

December 13, 2019

Alexandria, Va.—The pace of growth and the number of challenges in the senior living industry increases daily, but so do the opportunities to create better senior living together. Argentum designed the 2020 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo to deliver what industry leaders, professionals, and advocates need most to help companies, communities, and residents thrive.…

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The Greatest Investment You Can Make Is Spending Time

October 20, 2019

Saying goes: “We give time and attention to what really matters.” Giving time can help you in your career and help improve resident care and satisfaction. Each day, we have the ability to make a difference, but it takes a special investment of something rare and irreplaceable: Time. As humans, we all crave that feeling…

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The Middle Market Opportunity: How Might It Impact Communities?

September 4, 2019

The number of middle-income seniors will nearly double in 10 years. And more than half of them won’t have the resources to pay for housing and care. When “The Forgotten Middle,” a National Investment Center (NIC) funded demand study conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, was released in April, its conclusions and accompanying…

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Intelligence Analysis: Telehealth As Alternative Revenue Stream

September 4, 2019

Shifting industry trends and regulatory change creates new opportunities for senior living to add services, further improve quality, and overcome challenges. These can also create new revenue streams that support such improved quality. Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business founded by former secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, performed…

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Argentum’s Senior Living Impact Initiative Offers Data on the Widespread Effects of the Industry

April 17, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, Argentum introduced Senior Living Impact at the 2019 Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio. The initiative was born from the need to share the story of senior living’s far-reaching impact at both the federal and state levels. In support of the initiative, Argentum partnered with Tripp Umbach, a nationally recognized consulting firm…

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