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Communication Crucial During Disasters

While Hurricane Florence had been downgraded to a Category 1 storm by the time it made landfall late last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had warned not to focus on the classification of the storm. Hurricane Florence was slowing down as it approached the coast and moved inland, causing …

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New And Improved Communities

A lot has been written about millennials’ desire to learn new things, develop new skills, explore different topics and have on-the-job opportunities for continuous learning, as well as the flexibility to try new things without worry of failing. However, many older adults believe we all want that, especially with research …

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HEALTHTAC West Wows Industry Executives

The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean proved to be the perfect setting for the recently concluded HEALTHTAC West. The biannual HEALTHTAC, produced by Senior Living News, included private meetings orchestrated like speed sessions, four executive discussion panels providing Continuing Education credits, outdoor receptions, gourmet …

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HEALTHTAC To Host Industry Leaders

A diverse group of speakers and attendees representing the senior/assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing/rehabilitation industry across the country and beyond will meet at the upcoming HEALTHTAC. Produced by Senior Living News, HEALTHTAC West 2018 will take place August 19-21 at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. “We …

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Getting Engaged

While compensation will always be considered a key factor in attracting and retaining employees, research shows the main reason people leave a job is to go to a firm with a better culture. “For all the technological advances we have, one of the biggest things is value. It couldn’t be …

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Empathizing With Your Employees

The customer always comes first, right? That depends on who you believe your customer is. There are internal customers and external customers, but at the end of the day, who’s your top priority? For Haim Dubitzky, MSM, principal and vp of performance excellence for The Palace Group, a South Florida …

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Words Of Wisdom

The Beatles sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Few of us have gotten anywhere without a little help and advice from someone. Senior Living News recently asked a number of industry executives about some of the helpful tips they’ve gotten along the way, as well …

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Meal Plan Makeover

Quality food and varied dining venues are always top priorities, but they are no longer enough. The new norm of retirement living requires flexible dining options that align with the varied lifestyles of today’s residents. Executives at the Peter Becker Community, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Harleysville, PA, …

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Wellness Gets Creative

Many senior living organizations have wellness programs, but some are experimenting with novel ways to promote holistic well-being. “We recognize that we’re in the people business—supporting older adults and their families, but also our valued team members. We know that our jobs can be emotionally taxing, and we’re always looking …

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HEALTHTAC Exceeds Expectations

The focus was on the future at HealthTAC East as top aging services professionals delved into leadership trends and the community, residents, and products and services of tomorrow. Held at the Trump National Doral Miami, the high-level event brought together top industry decision-makers and suppliers in an environment designed to …

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