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The Heart of Senior Living is Evident Following Major Hurricanes

October 5, 2017 | James Balda

Following the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma across Texas and Florida, we were heartened at Argentum to see the many positive stories of operational success and senior living...

Engaging Employees is Key to Staying Competitive in Senior Living

September 6, 2017 | James Balda

1.2 million—that’s a number familiar to senior living leaders. It’s the number of additional employees—nursing assistants, food service professionals, maintenance workers, etc.—the senior living...

Senior Living Smartens Up by Studying Generational Differences

July 7, 2017 | James Balda

Since the 1980s, baby boomers have been saying that the times, they are a changin’. As this large and driven generation has gotten older, its members are also looking for changes in many other facets...

Argentum Uses Workforce Metrics to Advance the Senior Living Industry

June 7, 2017 | James Balda

A large part of Argentum’s focus on workforce development has been on attracting and recruiting the next generation of senior living workers. However, the need for accurate, internal measurement on...

Identifying the Next Wave of Leaders to Advance Senior Living

May 4, 2017 | James Balda

We know the senior living industry needs to recruit 1.2 million new employees by 2025 to properly care for and serve the swelling population of seniors. One way we can work toward meeting that goal...

Senior Living Programs Aim to Attract New Generation of Workers

March 31, 2017 | James Balda

1.2 million new employees will need to be recruited by 2025 to care for the country’s growing aging population—that’s according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In acknowledgment of this critical...

250+ Senior Living Professionals Committed to Career & Industry

March 21, 2017 | James Balda

The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a list of 252 senior living professionals who have earned their Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential.

Senior Living Achieves Job Growth Similar To Private Sector

December 29, 2016 | James Balda

Job growth in senior living continues to accelerate, adding a net 5,100 jobs in the 3rd quarter of 2016, according to Argentum’s most recent report, “State of the Senior Living Workforce,” sponsored...

How to Build Tomorrow’s Senior Living Workforce in Today’s Economy

November 29, 2016 | James Balda

While the senior living industry faces challenges in growing, training and retaining a caring, professional workforce, its status as a recession-proof, growth industry makes it attractive to...

Familiarity with Senior Living Linked to Industry Career Interest

November 1, 2016 | James Balda

Interest in a career in the senior living industry is closely and directly linked with awareness and familiarity with senior living, according to the results of a new survey published by Argentum and...

How Workforce Challenges Will Inspire Innovation in Senior Care

September 14, 2016 | James Balda

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the senior living industry needs to recruit and train more than 1.2 million new employees over the next ten years. Those employees are needed to fill...

Argentum Reports Strong Growth in Senior Living Industry in 2016

August 19, 2016 | James Balda

Argentum is a strong advocate for senior living and we’re constantly working to address the workforce issues that are most pressing to the industry. A strong and robust workforce of qualified...