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Argentum announces initiative to improve industry recruiting, retention

Argentum announces initiative to improve industry recruiting, retention

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Two new developments that might give senior living operators labor pains

Two new developments that might give senior living operators labor pains

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Two entities outside this sector just got seriously slapped for dubious labor practices. Wise senior living operators would do well to take a lesson or two here.

New perks that really do work

New perks that really do work

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It's no secret that recruiting and retaining employees is the biggest challenge facing senior living and long-term care operators. Sometimes it takes some creativity to stand out to current and prospective workers.

Succession planning urgent need in senior living, survey suggests

Succession planning urgent need in senior living, survey suggests

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Seventy-three percent of senior living CEOs whose organizations were represented in a recent survey by Ziegler could be retiring within the next 10 years, according to survey results. Sixty-five percent of the organizations don't have formal, written succession plans in place for the CEO position, however.

Employers cannot use past salary as reason to pay women less, court says

Employers cannot use past salary as reason to pay women less, court says

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Employers cannot use salary histories as justification for paying female employees less than male ones who perform the same work, a federal court ruled on Monday.

Aegis Living sued over staffing concerns; plaintiff's firm also involved in Brookdale ADA lawsuit

Aegis Living sued over staffing concerns; plaintiff's firm also involved in Brookdale ADA lawsuit

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A lawsuit against Aegis Living accuses the Bellevue, WA-based senior living community operator of putting its residents at risk of injury by insufficiently staffing communities and not informing residents that its assessment system is not used to determine staffing.

CCRC tests 8-hour pay for 6-hour day

CCRC tests 8-hour pay for 6-hour day

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A Virginia continuing care retirement community is launching a program it hopes will help attract and retain full- and part-time certified nursing assistants in a competitive market.

Give these workers credit for being creative

Give these workers credit for being creative

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What do a dog, false eyelashes and hot coffee have in common? The answer may or may not surprise you.

 What unique challenges do operators face this year?

What unique challenges do operators face this year?

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You've got questions. We've got answers. There are three big challenges.

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

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Argentum is planning to find additional ways to discuss the Government Accountability Office's assisted living-related report, home- and community-based services and other issues after the second day of its Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was canceled due to inclement weather.

A 'wake-up call' to improve employee retention

A 'wake-up call' to improve employee retention

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What's one way to retain employees? Make sure their supervisors are people for whom they want to work, suggests a recent national survey.

Tight labor market delaying construction, upping wage pressure in senior living, economist says

Tight labor market delaying construction, upping wage pressure in senior living, economist says

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The tight labor market is preventing the construction of senior living communities and increasing wage pressure among operators, according to National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace.

NCAL updates member targets for turnover, antipsychotic use and more

NCAL updates member targets for turnover, antipsychotic use and more

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The National Center for Assisted Living has released updated targets for the four focus areas of its Quality Initiative.

NIC panelists offer tips for staff recruiting and retention

NIC panelists offer tips for staff recruiting and retention

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Panelists at a Thursday educational session at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's Spring Investment Forum in Dallas shared advice for addressing senior living's No. 1 challenge: recruiting and retaining workers.

Employers can avoid Wage and Hour penalties through pilot program

Employers can avoid Wage and Hour penalties through pilot program

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Employers who inadvertently violated the overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act can avoid penalties through a new pilot program, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday in announcing the program.

California operator pays $194,275 to resolve overtime, recordkeeping violations

California operator pays $194,275 to resolve overtime, recordkeeping violations

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An operator of three assisted living homes in California has paid $194,275 in back wages to 13 caregivers and cooks to resolve Fair Labor Standards Act violations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Don't overlook this booming group of prospective employees

Don't overlook this booming group of prospective employees

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It only makes sense to turn to not-yet-retired baby boomers to meet some of the employment needs of senior living organizations. And at least four such organizations have committed in writing to doing just that through one national program.

Will 2018 be a year of opportunity or challenge?

Will 2018 be a year of opportunity or challenge?

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Two current issues can make a big difference in individual performance: minimum wage impacts and CNA turnover trends.

Keeping keepers

Keeping keepers

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There's little doubting that senior living now faces a severe worker shortage, but new tools also are emerging.

Obama-era 'joint employer' definition back in effect

Obama-era 'joint employer' definition back in effect

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The definition of "joint employer" is reverting to one established during the Obama administration after the National Labor Relations Board announced Monday that one of its members had a potential conflict of interest and should not have voted in a related case.

40% of senior living CEOs could be retiring within 5 years

40% of senior living CEOs could be retiring within 5 years

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Forty percent of senior living CEOs could be retiring within the next five years, making succession planning an urgent matter, suggests a recent survey sponsored by LeadingAge.

Another caregiver shortage for senior living

Another caregiver shortage for senior living

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If anyone in senior living or long-term care is screaming in relation to the results of this year's Fellowship Matches, they are screams of despair.

Top senior living concerns are recruiting, retaining, paying, survey says

Top senior living concerns are recruiting, retaining, paying, survey says

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Staffing and labor issues by far are the biggest concerns of senior living chief financial officers responding to a recent poll by specialty investment bank Ziegler.

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May 16

$3 million milestone

Parkville, FL 

Oak Crest recently passed the $3 million mark in the amount of scholarship funds the community has awarded to employees over the past 22 years.