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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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Real Change Can Start Right Now, One Micro-Moment at a Time

August 3, 2020

Every day, formal and informal leaders do ordinary things that have an impact on others—simple human acts such as listening, perspective-taking, kindness, curiosity, and decision-making. I call this everyday leadership. We all have a profound capacity to act like healthy people, ones who take responsibility for our impact on the world. In particular, I focus…

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HAEP: Creating a Win-Win Strategy For Senior Living Apprenticeship

August 3, 2020

Bringing more than 7,000 apprentices into key occupations in senior living is an ambitious goal—and, with the right partners and program design, an achievable one. With the help of a nearly $6 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, awarded following a national competitive process, Argentum has launched the Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program…

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Our Workers Are Stressed. How Can We Help Them?

August 3, 2020

Over the past 14 years, William Mills, MD, now the senior vice president of medical affairs at BrightSpring Health Services, has been on more than 20,000 senior living visits. During that time, he has observed communities contending with a variety of severe circumstances affecting residents and staff. But he’s never witnessed one like the COVID-19…

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Navigating New Distances

August 3, 2020

Masks and gowns. “Cover, clean, and distance.” Virtual job fairs. “Heroes Work Here” signs. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought enormous changes to senior living workplaces and workers. Managing the ongoing crisis now and into the future will require providers to rethink their approaches to recruitment and retention. “This as an unprecedented time in both the…

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Argentum Announces Inaugural LEAD Cohort

June 9, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum announced today the inaugural cohort for LEAD, the organization’s leadership development program for the senior living industry. The 27 professionals selected, representing 14 senior living owners and operators, will participate in a series of networking and training opportunities, culminating at the 2021 Senior Living Executive Conference.  Connecting the program to real-time…

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