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Industry efforts to lure back workers see mixed results

More than 36 million Americans have filed initial claims to collect unemployment insurance in the eight weeks ending May 9, according to the Department of Labor. To attract workers from other sectors displaced by the pandemic, Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association last month launched a new resource powered by Arena, entitled Senior Living FastMatch.


Risk management company offers strategies to mitigate staffing shortages during COVID-19

Maintaining appropriate staffing in long-term care facilities is essential to providing a safe work environment for healthcare personnel and resident and patient care, but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread, many facilities likely are experiencing staffing shortages due to virus exposures, other illnesses or the need to care for family members at home.

woman nurse wearing face mask and working at computer

Ziegler survey: Most senior living operators offering flexible work schedules, extra staff pay during pandemic

More than 80% senior living providers are allowing staff members to work from home when possible, according to a Ziegler survey of almost 225 senior living financial leaders. In addition, nearly half of operators are allowing staff members to work flexible schedules and also are providing free meals and bonus pay during the pandemic.

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