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2022 Best of the Best Awards: Recognizing Innovation that Improves that Future of Senior Living

July 29, 2022

The Argentum Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative programs, products, and services that solve a particular challenge or advance excellence in senior living. For 2022, recipient communities were selected that showcase how problems can be solved with simple solutions or existing technologies, for their unique approach to resident engagement and education, and for improving the…

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2022 Hero Awards: Honoring Those Who Better the Lives of Residents and Families

July 29, 2022

The 2022 Hero Awards, sponsored by Benchmark, were a highlight of the Senior Living Executive Conference and Expo opening session. The awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of people serving in the senior living field. Nominated by company and community executives, each hero was introduced, recognized, and honored on stage for service to their…

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Memory Care: Predictive Tech Makes Strides

April 26, 2022

Most resident-monitoring technologies have features that are well-suited for memory care communities, but their overall system is more appropriate for residents without cognitive impairments. Dedicated memory care monitoring systems help to bridge that gap. “The need is so big, and the needs are so different,” says George Netscher, founder and CEO of SafelyYou. SafelyYou is…

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Public Health-Conscious Technology for Post-Pandemic Communities

April 20, 2022

SPONSORED CONTENT Anyone who has built or operated a senior living community in the last two years knows that things will never be the same for the industry after COVID-19. Here are some of the features that Griffin Living has built into our new Varenita community in Simi Valley that will not only prepare us…

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Status Quo Workforce Strategies Are Failing Senior Living

April 20, 2022

SPONSORED CONTENT The senior living industry workforce has experienced a major shift. On-Shift’s latest Workforce 360 report shines a light on the shift, as senior living respondents cite staffing shortages (79%) as their top workforce challenge. To put this staffing shortage into perspective, there are over 10% fewer employees working today in senior living than…

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Housekeeping and Environmental Services: The Heroes of Disaster Preparedness

April 19, 2022

Environmental services and housekeeping have found themselves on the front lines of the pandemic. “During these current times, these two critical departments are shining for the world to see,” says Donald F. Breneman, vice president of risk management and business operations, Juniper Communities. With that attention has come a changing perception of the fields and…

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‘Basic Maintenance’ Becomes a Complex and Critical Tool in Preparedness

April 19, 2022

Among the many impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on senior living communities has been an intensified focus on the crucial importance of maintenance to creating and sustaining a clean, safe environment. As Marc Manna, vice president of facilities maintenance for Pegasus Senior Living, says, an emphasis on maintenance should be a constant, but…

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Predictive Technologies Can Help Prevent Adverse Incidents

April 19, 2022

We don’t need a crystal ball to see into the future. An array of predictive technologies can help communities manage issues ranging from medication supplies to COVID outbreaks and falls. These solutions collect and transmit information in seconds to administration, associates, residents, and families, so preventative action can be taken. Some of these technologies, especially…

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Getting a Good Education in Expecting the Unexpected

April 19, 2022

From the time we are schoolchildren, the notion that we need to be prepared for any emergency has been instilled in us, to help us think through possible problems and have a plan to tackle them if a worst-case scenario actually happened. You can see this principle in action in senior living communities, which are…

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Fitness for Every Body Becomes the New Prevention Priority

April 19, 2022

Physical fitness is a primary component of successful aging: Older adults who maintain mobility, strength, and a healthy weight can prevent or delay many health conditions and be prepared for what life brings their way. And it’s much better—and easier—to maintain health in the first place than try to regain it after the fact. Health-conscious…

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All Ages and Abilities Can Help Disaster Preparedness Teams

April 19, 2022

Disaster citizen science has spiked in participation in the past several years, yet many still don’t know what it is. It puts together two needs and activities to advance knowledge and better preparedness: citizen science is data collection and addressing problems through participation by residents of an area or community, and disaster citizen science applies…

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Lessons and Benefits from a Year Leading the JEDI Program

April 19, 2022

As the evidence of racial injustice— the killing of George Floyd by a police officer and other similar slayings, attacks on Asian-American seniors, and the racial and identity disparities in COVID-19 cases and deaths—increasingly gained attention and outcry, many organizations pledged to increase their knowledge and action against bias and inequities. Argentum was one of…

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