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Tackling turnover: How to leverage technology

It’s no secret that retention is an issue in the senior living and long-term care industry and beyond. With the baby boomer generation aging out of the workforce, millennials are projected to make up for 50% of the workforce by 2020. With tens of thousands of jobs to fill, recruiters are relying on this generation and changes must be made to prepare. One major answer to how to recruit this essential population? Technology.

Coat of paint can make a wall interactive

A team of researchers at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University joined with Disney Research to invent a way to turn any surface into an interactive smart wall with special conductive paint. The project, dubbed Wall++, enables users to place or move light switches or other controls anywhere on a wall that is most convenient, or to…

John O'Connor

These 3 won’t happen

There’s nothing quite like a new calendar to get media types acting like story forecasters. What might be more helpful is a brief list of things that won’t be taking place.

John O'Connor

Long-term care operators, meet Jan Brady

Middle daughters around the world still relate to the fictional Jan Brady’s exasperation with her TV big sister — “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” So too should long-term care operators. But instead of being jealous of an older sibling, this field’s indignation might be better directed at nearby hospitals.

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