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What Your Community Needs to Know About Copyright Compliance Before You Shout, “Action!”

October 22, 2018

With all the activity within your senior living or health care community, residents and staff may not give a second thought to something as simple as showing a movie. “It’s just for residents,” some might say. “We’re not charging admission.” It seems simple enough, but maybe you remember the FBI warning at the beginning of…

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Leverage Software to Drive Capex

October 12, 2018

In senior housing, manual spreadsheets still are the dominant tool for prioritizing and planning capital expenditure projects, but that is changing. Digital tools increasingly are giving senior living executives greater visibility and flexibility in their long-term strategic planning. “Some people still do this the way they did 10 years ago. Inspections and information-gathering are done…

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Closing the Tech Infrastructure Gap at Senior Living Communities

October 11, 2018

Too often, older adults are regarded as unwilling to embrace the myriad advances that technology has brought to the modern-day experience. Gary Patrick, CEO of Hotel Internet Services, a provider of secure wired and wireless internet services for senior living communities, among other properties, said outdated stereotypes of seniors struggling to surf the internet should…

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What Is the Cost of Workforce Turnover?

October 11, 2018

An organization is only as strong as its workforce, but the only way that a senior living community can have a strong workforce is by addressing its turnover of employees. It’s no secret that turnover in the industry is extremely high—with studies estimating that senior living communities can experience anywhere from 10 to 100 percent…

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Identifying the Most Critical Projects for Capital Planning

October 11, 2018

Located just outside of Miami, Vi at Aventura includes a mix of individual apartments for assisted living and memory care. After 15 years, it was starting to show its age. “It was still in good shape, but when carpeting hasn’t been replaced for a number of years, you start getting wear patterns. Couches and chairs…

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7 Time Management Techniques for Executive Directors

May 21, 2018

You never know what you’re going to get. It’s the blessing and the curse of being an executive director. The best laid plans may change when you walk in the door and find out an emerging situation needs your attention, or your staff needs help resolving a crisis. Executive directors have a lot of demands…

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Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo Recognized by Trade Show Executive for Increased Growth, Participation

March 6, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—March 6, 2018—The 2017 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo has been recognized among the most recent class of “Fastest 50” and “Next 50” events by Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine for its significant expansion and continued growth. According to TSE, winners of the “Fastest 50” awards are selected annually based on the…

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3 Steps for Developing Tech-Enabled Services in Senior Living

March 2, 2018

In order to meet the demands of current and potential residents and their families—as well as attract qualified long-term staff and stave off high turnover—senior living providers are charged with adopting technology that will be attractive to all audiences they serve. Lilian Myers, who leads IBM’s Global Aging Initiative, will be presenting on the Mainstage…

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Five Best Practices to Reduce the Risk of Employee Incidents

February 23, 2018

Safety first. There’s a reason why this mantra is common in workplaces nationwide. Employee injuries and incidents are a major concern for all types of businesses, cutting into productivity, reducing profits, and sometimes even resulting in expensive lawsuits. Add to that the human toll of workers whose personal lives are disrupted by on-the-job incidents. Senior…

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Crafting a Strategic Plan Before Disaster Strikes

February 22, 2018

As a brutal cold snap battered the East Coast in December 2017, Jon Tagatz was reminded of another especially cold season four years ago, when he saw his community get swamped, literally. As executive director of The Heritage at Brentwood in Brentwood, Tenn., an LCS community, he had the helm when freezing temperatures burst 30…

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Entertainment Copyright and Licensing: What You Need to Know

February 15, 2018

Playing a movie or music in your community is popular with residents and offers the added benefit of encouraging social interaction. But are you aware of when it’s considered a public performance and a license is required? More than a few communities find the answer to that question when they receive a letter stating they’re…

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Exceptional Speaker Lineup at Argentum Conference to Feature Experts from Leading Brands, Companies

January 26, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—This year, the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference will feature an exciting new format empowering attendees to create individualized learning experiences that drive actionable takeaways. Two unique learning paths will be available, providing opportunities that meet each attendee’s goals, whether to gather ideas and strategies from dynamic speakers or engage with peers in solutions-oriented…

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