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Community Leaders Offer Solutions to Rising Food and Utilities Costs

December 17, 2018

Senior living leaders are constantly looking for ways to enhance the resident experience while optimizing community efficiency. It’s no surprise that executive directors and other decision makers are looking for smart solutions to address higher food costs and fluctuating utility prices. Reduce food costs by buying seasonal and local Argentum surveyed senior living decision makers…

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Integrating Voice-Activated Technology in Senior Living

December 17, 2018

The sheer simplicity of a voice-activated digital assistant can make it easy to underestimate the impact these emerging devices may have in senior living. “Alexa, what’s for lunch?” Not a big deal: The resident asks, and a digital device reads off the day’s specials. But that simple interaction can have far-reaching implications. “It makes residents…

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Programming Designed for a Healthy Mind and Body

December 17, 2018

An innovative new product for stimulating the mind and body has made its first appearance in American senior living communities. Named BikeAround™, the system combines the elements of an exercise bike with a large domed screen displaying images from Google Street View. Users pedal and steer through the interactive images to “visit” their childhood homes,…

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Argentum Introduces the 2018 Senior Living by Design Award Recipients

December 14, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, Argentum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Senior Living by Design awards. The annual awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. The recipients of the 2018 awards include: Brandywine Living at Alexandria (Brandywine Living) Creekside Senior Living (Stellar Senior…

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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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Argentum Establishes Senior Living Standards Commission

October 12, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum’s Board of Directors has voted to establish the new Senior Living Standards Commission, which is charged with developing and maintaining voluntary standards for senior living. The Commission will be comprised of volunteer subject matter experts and other stakeholders having an interest in senior living. “By establishing this new commission, Argentum is…

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10 Amenities Adult Children Seek in a Senior Living Community

August 28, 2018

For two years, Karen Neetz knew it was time for her mother, who is now 90, to move to a senior living community, but she struggled to find one that was a good fit. She started with a list of 22, then narrowed it down to 10. She toured communities, tracked them on a large…

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Fostering Intergenerational Connections at Your Community

August 28, 2018

As director of child care at senior living provider Ebenezer, Jody Schumann is passionate about bringing together children and older adults. “It gives the seniors a sense of purpose,” she said. Currently, Ebenezer is working to develop The Pillars of Prospect Park, a 283-residence independent living, assisted living, and memory care community. It will have…

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Using Best Practices, Education, and Engagement to Promote Resident Safety

August 28, 2018

Elder abuse can take many forms in community settings. In one case, a resident was being bullied by her neighbor. She was reluctant to speak out and became depressed, and her family eventually moved her to a different community. Another resident was treated roughly by a caregiver at a community that was understaffed. In another…

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What Role Does Gender Play in Senior Living?

August 28, 2018

New realities, expectations drive changes and choice Nationally, senior residences are home to more than twice as many women than men, according to a 2017 Argentum report. A Pew research study shows more older couples living together. A British study reveals nearly half of older men suffer from loneliness that could compromise their health. A…

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HHS Office of Inspector General Report Identifies Vulnerabilities in Medicare Hospice Program

August 20, 2018

As part of OIG’s ongoing efforts to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and more than 100 other HHS programs, it recently released a report identifying vulnerabilities to fraud and poor care. The new report covers hospice care since 2005 and increases in utilization and reimbursement. OIG made more than a dozen recommendations…

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Heritage Senior Living Partners with UW-Milwaukee on Technology Initiative

August 16, 2018

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Heritage Senior Living announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Partners for Health. The partnership will allow students from the College of Health Sciences and College of Nursing the opportunity to work with residents of Heritage Senior Living communities to research which emerging technologies can improve the health and quality of…

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