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Extolling The Benefits Of EHRs

There’s no question technology is playing a more active role in senior care today, and electronic health records (EHR) are just one of the differentiators coming into play as seniors and their families evaluate communities and job candidates choose employers. Yet, studies show less than 20 percent of assisted living …

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Retention of staff improves care, reduces costs

Some savvy senior living organizations are boosting employee retention rates with better hiring practices, improved onboarding and orientation programs, concentration on culture initiatives, peer mentoring, training programs at all levels and unique benefits. “The good news is that Gallup research tells us that the millennial generation coming into the workforce …

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Recruiting For Senior Living Requires Creativity

With a Silver Tsunami heading its way, the senior living industry is grappling with a labor supply that can’t keep up with the ongoing surge in demand. The industry will need an estimated 1.2 million additional employees by 2025, according to Argentum’s 2016 “Getting to 2025: A Senior Living Roadmap.” …

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Getting With The Program In Memory Care

As the incidences of Alzheimer’s disease continue to climb, the senior living profession is responding with new programs, pilot studies, construction and renovations for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. For example, Senior Lifestyle Corporation‘s Essence aromatherapy program last week received an Argentum “Best of the Best” award, which recognizes …

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Enhancing The Indoor Environment For Wellness

As the green building movement shifts toward the opportunity to create buildings that intentionally promote health and wellness, a pilot version of the WELL Building Standard for retirement communities focused on resident health and wellness is underway in Boulder, CO—a city with tough environmental standards typically ranking high on national …

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A Look At Sustainability In Senior Living

Many of us remember the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans joined one of the largest demonstrations of public opinion in our country’s history in massive coast-to-coast rallies for a healthy, sustainable environment. This year, 192 countries celebrated support for protection of the environment. Sustainability …

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HealthTAC Is Right Size For Relationship Building

The recently concluded HealthTAC event produced by Senior Living News in Nashville earned high marks from attending executives, who praised the event’s assortment of suppliers, educational sessions and overall format. “HealthTAC did it right,” said David Kirkland, principal of Anthem Lakes, a new senior living community in Jacksonville, FL, and …

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Cultural Revolution

Thirty-six executives on 13 discussion panels highlighted HealthTAC 2017, which brought together senior living leaders and experts in specific fields from around the country to discuss the industry’s changing landscape and share solutions to common challenges. HealthTAC, which was produced by Senior Living News and took place in Nashville at …

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