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Building an Organization Where It Is Safe and Welcome to Be Who You Are

March 10, 2021

Ayana King took a job in senior living almost by chance, while finishing her degree in communications. Like many who enter senior living, she fell in love with the industry. Before a year was up at her new job, she was promoted to corporate level. Now she is CEO and founder of her own business,…

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Argentum Welcomes Arena as Corporate Partner for Predictive Analytics

March 1, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, a national association advocating for quality of life for seniors, is pleased to announce Arena, a predictive analytics company that helps over 1,200 senior living, acute, and post-acute care facilities organize their workforces, has decided to enhance its membership commitment by becoming a new corporate partner with Argentum. Engagement in Argentum’s corporate…

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Families in All Shapes, Sizes, and Ages Need Clear, Caring Communication

January 28, 2021

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, LCSW-C, CSP, is the author of “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One,” a speaker on senior living issues, and an instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program. Her firm, Jenerations Health Education, Inc., provides continuing education to health care workers in all areas and…

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Solid Tips on Time Management For These Rapidly Changing Times

January 28, 2021

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E®, “a time management coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed, and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident, and accomplished.” It offers group and one-on-one time management consulting. A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and television networks, she has published…

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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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Argentum Congratulates Companies Recognized as 2020 Best Workplaces in Aging Services

December 10, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, a national association of senior living providers, congratulates its members named by the Great Place to Work® Institute as companies fostering high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Great Place to Work, a global research and analytics firm, identified 40 senior living providers on its third annual list, published on Fortune.com.  The list is divided…

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Benchmark Named ‘Top Place to Work’ by the Boston Globe for 13th Straight Year

November 25, 2020

WALTHAM, Mass.—Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, announced that it has been named one of the Top Places to Work for the 13th straight year in The Boston Globe’s 13th annual employee-based survey. It is one of only two companies to have made the list every year it has…

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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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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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Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program on Track to Reach Enrollment Goal

September 22, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum announces that its partners in the Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) have enrolled 785 apprentices and that the program is on track to reach its goal of enrolling more than 1,200 apprentices by spring 2021.   The HAEP program, designed to develop apprenticeships in senior living and related allied health occupations, was…

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