Argentum Unveils New Senior Living Workforce Initiative

A new senior housing workforce initiative—”Senior Living Works”—was introduced on Tuesday at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego. Among other resources for senior housing professionals, the Senior Living Works website includes a workforce engagement toolkit, relevant news and articles, and career-focused videos. The website also features presentations, fact sheets and one-pagers intended for […]

Breaking Down Today’s Senior Living Workforce By the Numbers

It’s well known that staffing—and all that it involves—has kept many senior living executives up at night, and now, a new report from senior living industry organization Argentum has quantified the labor crisis facing the sector. For the report, Argentum analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ 2016 American Community Survey (ACS). The senior living industry employed roughly […]

Senior Living Providers Fret Over Potential Opioid Laws, Regulations

Seniors—and senior living providers—have not been immune to the U.S. opioid crisis. As state and federal policymakers are taking steps to combat opioid addiction and overdoses, assisted living providers are concerned about maintaining appropriate access to these painkillers for residents and trying to answer tricky questions about best clinical practices. The opioid problem has become […]

Movers & Shakers: Lancaster Pollard, Ziegler, Argentum

Lancaster Pollard Names New Senior Managing Director Lancaster Pollard has promoted Jason Dopoulos to the role of senior managing director. Dopoulos, who has been with the firm since 2007 and has managed its health care bankers in the Southwest since 2013, will now also oversee banking efforts for Lancaster Pollard in the Northwest. In addition […]

Senior Living Tech News: K4Connect Partnership, Monitoring at Parker Jewish

K4Connect Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Dude Solutions North Carolina-based K4Connect recently announced real-time work order integration with TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions, a provider of cloud-based operations management solutions also based in North Carolina. Accordingly, TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will be integrated into K4Community, which is K4Connect’s flagship product specifically designed for senior living operators and residents. […]

Senior Living Employees Working Longer Hours, Earning Higher Wages

In response to the industry’s ever-persistent recruiting and retention issues, senior living providers are increasing caregivers’ work hours, according to Argentum’s Senior Living Labor & Workforce Trends: 2018 Forecast. Citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Alexandria, Virginia-based national senior living industry trade organization found that the average hours worked by […]

Top 10 Senior Housing News Stories of 2017

2017 has been a wild ride for many industries—the senior living industry included.  This year, industry news was once again dominated by Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD). There were takeover predictions, acquisition rumors and analyst think pieces, but ultimately no merger deals—at least as of Dec. 17.  We also have a strong feeling that we […]

Heritage Senior Living Upgrades Operations with $500,000 Tech Push

After fifteen years in business, Heritage Senior Living is upping its game with a $500,000 technology initiative, as part of a recently developed operational strategy drawing from best practices internationally. Heritage is one of Wisconsin’s largest senior living providers and only operates in that state. With its corporate offices located in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, […]