Low Unemployment Forcing Higher Senior Living Wages in 2019

The senior living industry workforce will continue to expand in 2019, albeit at a slower pace compared to recent years. Meanwhile, wages will go up as unemployment remains low across the country, according to Argentum’s 2019 Forecast Report: Workforce Trends. Employment in the senior living industry increased 2% through June 2018, compared to 1.9% job […]

There’s Something For Everyone at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference (Sponsored)

Join your peers in San Antonio April 15-17. Hear from leading senior living executives and dynamic keynote speakers, and engage with solutions providers at the Senior Living Expo. Attending the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference this April in San Antonio is sure to provide you with unique insights, actionable takeaways, and opportunities for growth—both for […]

Inside Welltower’s Efforts to Create a Quality Framework for Assisted Living

The National Assisted Living Quality framework released last month by health care real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) has the potential to establish a uniform set of best practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country, and not just Welltower-owned properties. If that does indeed come […]

Welltower, Johns Hopkins Unveil Assisted Living Quality Framework

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has released the results of a study conducted for the health care real estate investment trust (REIT) by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) that may eventually establish best operating practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country. The National Assisted Living Quality report is the result of a three-plus-year process […]

Heightened Assisted Living Scrutiny Highlights Need For Airtight Operations

The assisted living industry is changing from a hospitality-based model to one incorporating more health care options to allow seniors to age in place. The shift in operational strategy comes as more seniors indicated they prefer assisted living to moving in with family members. The anticipated “silver wave” of baby boomers aging into assisted living […]

Argentum’s New Leadership Initiative to Bring More Women to the C-Suite

Argentum, the Alexandria, Virginia-based national association of senior living providers, announced it is launching a new initiative aimed at celebrating the contributions women have made to the growth and health of the senior living industry, and to bring more women into the fold. The initiative comes after an Argentum Quarterly report which showed women hold […]

New Data Analysis Shows Employee Retention Boosts Senior Housing Occupancy

Improving employee retention can bolster a senior housing community’s bottom line by reducing expenses, but it can also help drive up occupancy, according to a new white paper from industry association Argentum and consultancy Great Place to Work. For the white paper, researchers considered a hypothetical regional senior living operator with 1,500 employees, 20 communities, […]