Staffing

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

Gender pay gap less pronounced for caregivers than for some other jobs, Census Bureau says

Gender pay gap less pronounced for caregivers than for some other jobs, Census Bureau says

A gender pay gap exists in caregiver positions, but it is not as great as the gap between men's and women's wages in some other professions, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Argentum announces initiative to improve industry recruiting, retention

Argentum announces initiative to improve industry recruiting, retention

A new Argentum initiative unveiled Tuesday at the organization's Senior Living Executive Conference aims to solve the recruitment and retention challenges facing operators across the senior living industry. The organization also announced an expanded data-collection effort, new board officers and members, and Hero Award winners.

Five Star takes steps to mitigate effects of memory care occupancy challenges

Five Star takes steps to mitigate effects of memory care occupancy challenges

Five Star Senior Living is taking several steps to manage revenue in light of continuing occupancy challenges from new competitors on the private-pay side of its business, especially in memory care, executives said Tuesday on a first quarter earnings call.

Retaining older workers is important, too, speaker says

Retaining older workers is important, too, speaker says

Many employers are focused on attracting and retaining millennials when they also should be concerned about older workers leaving their organizations, Bruce Tulgan, author and founder of management training company RainmakerThinking, said during a Monday afternoon session at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.

Brent Weil is definitely up to the job

Brent Weil is definitely up to the job

The new vice president of workforce development at Argentum is tackling the field's biggest challenge. Read our exclusive interview with him.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo set for June 13

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo set for June 13

Registration is now open for the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, where attendees can earn up to three continuing education credits and interact with several companies serving the industry. The event will be held Wednesday, June 13.

Many senior living organizations are paying a high price for cutting corners

Many senior living organizations are paying a high price for cutting corners

Does a senior living community's reputation rest with its worst aide? Judging by the way many aides are trained and treated, not everyone thinks so.

Aides dominate staffing hours across seniors housing and care settings

Aides dominate staffing hours across seniors housing and care settings

Aides, to varying degrees, account for most of the staffing hours in assisted living communities, adult day services centers and nursing homes, according to newly published federal data.

Caregiver recruiting and retention issues worsen in Wisconsin

Caregiver recruiting and retention issues worsen in Wisconsin

Seniors housing and care operators in Wisconsin increasingly are having difficulty filling caregiver positions, according to a new report from several state provider groups.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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