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, […]

Making the Most of Community Events for Prospective Senior Living Residents

A number of senior living community operators host events in their greater communities in the hopes of raising awareness among prospective residents—but in many cases, these events can, and should, be conducted differently. Specifically, some operators are not correctly employing the use of demographic data and knowledge about prospective consumers, according to Valerie Whitman, vice president […]

J.D. Power to Take Yelp-Style Approach With New Senior Living Certification Program

J.D. Power, best known for its consumer car ratings and research, has been making even more senior housing plans since it published its first-ever “Senior Living Satisfaction Study” in February. Soon, the global marketing information services company plans to roll out a senior living community certification program, as well as several regional senior living satisfaction studies, […]

Female Senior Living Execs Talk Work-Life Balance, ‘Doing It All’

Currently, almost 70% of the employees in senior living management roles are women—and they shouldn’t always have to sacrifice quality time with their families for their jobs. That’s according to four female senior living leaders who spoke on a Tuesday panel about women in leadership at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San […]

Argentum Launches Effort to Boost Senior Living Quality

Senior living industry association Argentum has launched a multi-year initiative aimed at helping providers improve the quality of care they offer in their communities. The new initiative, dubbed “Senior Living IQ,” includes an informational website where senior living workers can glean industry-wide best practices and procedures. The initiative was officially unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living […]

Amazon Makes Senior Housing Inroads, Sees Room to Grow

Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is hoping to make a splash in the senior housing procurement world—and it’s teasing that there’s more to come, as far as its role in the senior housing space is concerned. The Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud computing giant had a palpable presence at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, […]