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Pandemic changing operations forever, Texas senior living operator says

Even within smaller group homes for seniors, operators have had to make significant changes in staffing, vendor contracts and visitation to preserve resident safety amid the pandemic, according to one Dallas area senior living operator. Adam Lampert, CEO of senior living operator Manchester Care Homes, said he’s had to change staff shifts from eight to…

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Training could help employee retention, survey says

In the midst of a pandemic, when your organization is trying to keep up with and adhere to local, state and national regulations and orders to keep residents and staff members safe and healthy, staff training on human resources issues may not be foremost in your plans. Yet as recruiting and retaining workers continue to be challenges in senior living, a new survey suggests the importance of such training.

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