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Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

Quitters never win? Your staff might beg to disagree

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What do the latest numbers from the Labor Department mean for you as a senior living operator? Perhaps the least painful answer is that this is a time of challenge and opportunity.

Assisted living director pay tops $73,000 in CCRCs, survey finds

Assisted living director pay tops $73,000 in CCRCs, survey finds

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Pay for directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities averaged $73,938 in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

A subtle staffing challenge that can undermine your senior living organization

A subtle staffing challenge that can undermine your senior living organization

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You might want to consider keeping your trustworthy workers as far away as possible from those with bad intent.

Relationship advice for senior living leaders

Relationship advice for senior living leaders

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These two tips could help senior living leaders establish positive relationships with employees. In fact, it's good advice for any relationship inside or outside the workplace.

RN most-needed worker, Brookdale in search of most workers, analysis finds

RN most-needed worker, Brookdale in search of most workers, analysis finds

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Registered nurse is the most sought-after worker by employers so far this year, and Brookdale Senior Living tops the list of employers looking for workers in general, according to an employment website analysis.

Operator sees 5% retention increase through multifaceted approach to workforce issues

Operator sees 5% retention increase through multifaceted approach to workforce issues

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In an area where a 2.8% unemployment rate makes competition for high-quality workers especially great, Denver-based not-for-profit Christian Living Communities has rolled out several programs that it says have resulted in a 5% increase in retention.

Four ways to creatively disrupt senior living — for all the right reasons

Four ways to creatively disrupt senior living — for all the right reasons

"Creative disruption" in four key areas can help senior living communities address challenges related to changing resident expectations and labor shortages across disciplines.

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Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Senior living operators are facing historic rates of turnover, decreasing revenues and increasing competition. One way to address these issues is to offer human resources and other programs for workers who are family caregivers.

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

Wages complicate housing for senior living workers: report

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Senior living communities and long-term care facilities employ workers in job categories that are expected to be among the fastest-growing types over the next 10 years, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and workers in those categories earn less than what it takes to be able to comfortably afford one- or two-bedroom housing, according to a new report.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo starts this morning!

The free event, with its first session at 11 a.m. EDT, features three continuing education sessions as well as a virtual exhibition hall featuring products and services from leading companies serving the senior living profession.

Assisted living owner will pay $213,461 for wage and hour violations

Assisted living owner will pay $213,461 for wage and hour violations

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The owner of three assisted living facilities in Washington state will pay $213,461 to 26 employees after an investigation found overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Labor Department said.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow!

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo is tomorrow!

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The virtual doors to the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo will open at 10:30 EDT tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13.

More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher says

More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher says

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Addressing staffing and training issues could help reduce the number of deaths from resident-on-resident incidents involving assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia, says the author of a recently published study on such incidents.

Earn up to three CEs this Wednesday at the McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo

Earn up to three CEs this Wednesday at the McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo

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Attendees of the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, set for this Wednesday, June 13, can earn up to three continuing education credits and interact with several companies serving the industry.

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

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Some senior living operators risk being overwhelmed by the pace of change in the industry, meaning that there is "tremendous potential for disruption," according to the authors of a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen.

10 tips for recruiting and retaining employees

10 tips for recruiting and retaining employees

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A new guide that focuses on recruiting and retaining direct care workers offers advice that applies to many types of senior living employees.

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

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The labor challenges that senior living operators discuss are part of a larger problem that generally is ignored.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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