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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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Making Change a Positive

January 28, 2021

At the beginning of 2020, Merrill Gardens was excited and hard at work on a new opportunity: Its new brand for a moderate-priced model. “And then COVID hit,” writes Merrill Gardens president Tana Gall, in an email interview. “Like a lot of operators, at Merrill we went into all-hands-on-deck mode to support our communities as…

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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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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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Federal Government Announcements Offer Significant COVID-19 Relief and Support for the Senior Living Industry 

September 2, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – On September 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally announced a private pay distribution from the CARES Act provider relief funds for licensed assisted living providers. Argentum, its members, and its association partners have been advocating for months for financial relief for the industry, which is caring for vulnerable older…

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Changing Perceptions About Aging Means Changing the Words We Use

June 18, 2020

Carol Burnett once said: “Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” Words matter. Words label and define us. In the same way that none of us would expect to hear “old folks’ home” used today, so too do we hope to retire outdated expressions that no longer define the work we…

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