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April 7, 2023

New Ideas to Address the Workforce Shortage in Senior Living

If you’re still experiencing some kind of staffing shortage since the pandemic, you’re definitely not alone. The numbers are alarming when it comes to the workforce shortage in senior living, regardless of which industry source you read. A LeadingAge poll released in March 2023 shows the numbers have improved a little in the past year,…

April 6, 2017

How to Improve Caregiver Recruitment

Tips to find and retain quality healthcare staff If there is one issue top of mind for senior living facility leaders, it’s finding and hiring qualified staff. The tight healthcare labor market, felt especially hard in rural areas, leaves senior living facilities struggling to find caregivers for their residents. Unfortunately, caregiver recruitment is not an…

February 15, 2017

How to Reduce Social Isolation for Seniors

Easing loneliness in older adults is only part of the equation Many studies over the years have shown a link between social isolation and loneliness and an increase in mortality rates. This is particularly true when it comes to loneliness in the elderly, with AARP claiming a 26 percent increased risk of death due to…

February 8, 2017

Implementing Your Senior Living Facility Project

How to take the final steps toward opening a new facility In recent blog posts, we’ve been discussing the steps to completing a senior living facility building project. A successful project starts with a comprehensive building master plan. Once that plan is in place, it’s time to focus on market drivers to create your design….

January 25, 2017

Taking Your Senior Living Facility from Concept to Completion

Evaluating your market, site and program offerings If you are considering building a new senior living facility, launching an extensive master planning process will help ensure your project gets off the ground smoothly, stays on budget and reaches completion on time. Community Living Solutions prides itself on being as much of a master planning firm…

January 17, 2017

Mentors or Mirrors?

By Troy Ann Kasuboski, Director of Business Development Who doesn’t admire someone with praises for the people that have made a difference in their life?  For many years, I admired those who had a mentor and claimed to have no such person in my life.  Those with fond mentor memories are often people very passionate…