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Other featured stories this week include: "Argentum Report Analyzes State Building Regulations for Assisted Living, "Study: Aging Population Will Have Profound Effects on Housing Demand," and "Babe Ruth May Bring Back Memories, But It’s the Butler BlueSox Today."
Other featured senior living news stories include: "Argentum Report: Building Regulation and Assisted Living," "Webinar: Streamlining Your Cleaning Operation 2.0," member updates, and resources from the 2016 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.
Other featured senior living news stories include: "Poll-Misperceptions Persist About Financing Long Term Care, "Workforce Development QuickTip," "Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15," and more!
Recent Senior Living News:
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 10707/Senate Bill 8110 on June 16. The measure will allow Advanced Home Health Aides (AHHA) to perform some nursing tasks such as the administration of certain medications while under the supervision of a registered nurse.
The 2016 Argentum Senior Living by Design awards program is now open. The program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. The open period for nominations ends Friday, August 12.
Argentum is offering a 115-page report “Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report” to educate the industry about the web of regulations throughout the states and to offer suggestions for better state agency coordination.
Growth in the nation’s adult population will drive significant household growth over the next decade and beyond, according to the just-released State of the Nation’s Housing: 2016 from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Demographic changes will drive the addition of more than 13 million households from 2015 to 2025.
Two Butler BlueSox players recently learned the finer points of Bingo during a game with their fellow residents at IntegraCare’s Newhaven Court at Clearview, a senior living community in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Applying for jobs has become incredibly simple thanks to the Internet. Job board sites like Monster and Indeed make submitting your resume as easy as clicking “apply”. The problem? If it’s easy for you, it’s easy for everyone else, too. Many online job postings get hundreds or thousands of applicants. To help field those resumes, many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems, which have their own resume guidelines...
Argentum staff this week visited Kensington Senior Living’s Kensington Park in Maryland. The community’s executive director, Mary Mell, kindly invited us to meet with staff and residents and tour the community, which includes independent and assisted living as well as memory care.
Argentum recently released "Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report," identifying the different ways each state regulates how an assisted living community can be built.
Senior living advocates and others honor World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 to recognize the importance of raising awareness of this issue.
Many people expect to rely on Medicare and Social Security to pay for their long-term care needs as they get older, even though those programs do not cover most of those costs, according to a new AP-NORC poll.
A long term services and supports catastrophic insurance program could improve the way LTSS needs are financed in the United States, according to a recent Urban Institute study (PDF).
Have you ever admired a co-worker who’s able to navigate challenging situations with ease and professionalism, no matter the politics and difficult personalities involved? You know the type: She has a Teflon-like ability to deflect anger and frustration in the problem-solving process and doesn’t settle for an outcome that would sacrifice her self-respect or clout among colleagues.
Argentum is pleased to partner with Aging2.0 to conduct the 2016 Senior Care Innovation & Technology Use Survey to advance a greater understanding about how senior care organizations from across the care continuum are approaching innovation and implementing technology to support care.
It’s time to move beyond the hype. Millennials mean a lot to senior living. They are the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. With a shortage that is expected to require an additional 1.2 million senior living workers, it’s critical to win the Millennial market. Here are four tips to attract Millennials to your senior living organization.
Vermont reigns as the healthiest state for older adults, according to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, followed by New Hampshire, Minnesota, Hawaii and Utah.
Seventy-year-old women are at a greater risk of falling compared to men, according to new research published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Total spending on healthcare for a family of four with employer-sponsored health insurance will rise to more than $25,000 in 2016, according to the Milliman Medical Index. The cost of care for the American family of four has more than tripled since 2001.
Argentum continues to encourage senior living leaders to seek credentialing through the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC), an independent, non-profit organization committed to establishing credentialing programs for professionals working in senior living. Currently, the SLCC is conducting a provisional test to develop relevant questions and to review examination procedures, and is on track to release the initial Executive Director exam for certification this fall.
US Against Alzheimer’s is urging advocates of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease to tell the U.S. Postal Service that it’s time to stamp out the awful disease.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its part to celebrate Older Americans Month by collaborating with Meals on Wheels to offer a placemat including useful tips for older adults and their financial wellness.
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