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4 Priorities For Senior Living Providers In 2020

January 24, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

Cheers to my first blog post of 2020 and the start of a new decade. This year, I will be writing a monthly column to bring thought and conversation to what's happening within the senior living...

Honoring a Legend: Introducing the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living

November 12, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

I had the pleasure of attending the official naming of the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living and it was the sort of event that made me appreciate all that this industry has to offer. The...

How To Attract & Retain Nurses In Senior Care

August 14, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

For people considering careers in nursing, now is the perfect time to make the move. It’s a rewarding, fast-paced industry with plenty of jobs available.

Nursing is a growth industry. Employment of...

Illinois Legislation Brings Employee Burnout Front & Center

July 9, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

It’s no secret that staffing levels are under constant scrutiny. Many skilled nursing providers are scrambling to staff consistently due to high turnover rates and a growing staff shortage. And now...

How The Gig Economy Benefits Senior Care

May 31, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

The senior care industry is in a tough spot. Providers are scrambling to fill the 43K+ open direct-care positions, all the while knowing they will need to recruit 1.2 million workers by 2030. All...

The Art Of Attracting Next-Gen Leaders To Senior Care

May 24, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

Leadership development in senior care is critical for a couple reasons. First, it’s crucial to help the industry fill the shoes of the 70% of executives set to retire over the next decade. And...

Action & Advocacy In The Air At #Argentum19

April 25, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

This year’s Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference took place in San Antonio, Texas and, as always, the three-day event was chock-full of informative speaking sessions, networking opportunities...

Recap: Argentum Members Advocate For Key Senior Living Issues

March 12, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

Last week, I met some of senior living’s biggest advocates at Argentum’s Public Policy Institute & Fly-In. The two-day member event allows us to discuss legislative and regulatory challenges in...

Why I Love My Career In Aging Services

March 5, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

It’s National Careers In Aging Week and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that this week exists. Not only is it instrumental in helping providers reel in the people they need to care for the growing...

4 Pressing Senior Living Goals For 2019 & Steps To Achieve Them

February 13, 2019 | Lisa Fordyce

Happy belated new year! One month down, 11 to go. Senior housing operators may have felt a sense of dread going in to 2019. Occupancy is at a low point, labor expenses are surging amid sharp...

Winning Workforce Strategies From Top Senior Living Operators

December 4, 2018 | Lisa Fordyce

I recently had the privilege of sitting on a workforce panel at the InterFace Seniors Housing Northeast Conference. Myself and the other participants, who hold senior care operations roles, were...

Is Marketing Our Mission The Key To Better Senior Care Recruitment?

September 27, 2018 | Lisa Fordyce

I came across a story about a recent college graduate who spent a summer living at a senior living community. I have to admit that my immediate reaction was one of shock – as I usually picture...