Recent Posts by Chris Harper

 
As the vice president of communications for The Arbor Company, Chris is responsible for digital marketing, public relations, technology and design.
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Are You Ready To Work In A Senior Living Leadership Role?

The senior living field is booming and shows no signs of slowing down as the baby boomer generation continues to age. Reports from Senior Housing News note that the senior living industry employed nearly 900,000 people just a few years ago, and that number is surely higher as we close out 2019. Even with all the employees currently serving seniors, there are still serious shortages of caregivers and leaders in the senior care field.

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What You Need to Know About Senior Living Administrator Jobs

Have you ever been curious about the administrator at your local senior living community? Perhaps you’ve wondered what their typical day looks like, or how they even got the position in the first place. If you’ve ever considered whether senior living administrator jobs are a part of your long-term career plan, let us break down their common roles, responsibilities, and rewards here.

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Senior Care Career Opportunities: Job Titles to Search For

Whether you are experienced in senior care and searching for your next move or are just starting out toward your senior living employment hopes, you need to know where to look for senior care career opportunities available near you. As with most inquiries in today’s age of technology, the answer often lies in a good internet search. However, you don’t want to be inundated with search results that do not speak to your goals or experience. We’ve put together what you need to know about searching for — and then finding — your next senior living job.

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From Prospect to Leader—Wanda’s Story

At The Arbor Company, we know that each member of our team plays an important role. Each staff member at each community serves residents in their own unique way, connecting with residents over shared interests and promoting our company culture by building special relationships with residents and their family members.

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Want to Get Promoted at Your Senior Care Community? Here Are a Few Tips!

The senior care industry is growing and changing every day to ensure that residents continue to have what they want, and what they need, while aging. It is an exciting time to be serving seniors, and there are always opportunities to advance your position and create the career you have always wanted. Whether you’re seeking your first promotion or your 10th, everyone can benefit from a few pointers on how to get noticed and snag the position you’ve had your eye on.

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Your Guide to Working in a Senior Living Community

If you are new to working in a senior living community, welcome to one of the most rewarding occupations around. Choosing to serve seniors and their family members is a calling, and you join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of other senior care workers throughout the country.

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7 Things to Do to Become a Leader in Your Senior Living Community

Team members are the heart of any senior living community. After all, it is the staff who are working long hours, taking the time to create meaningful relationships with residents, and contributing to a culture that puts seniors first. However, not all staff members are going to give their very best every single day during every single interaction. Bad days and other circumstances can make even the best staff members feel less than motivated sometimes.

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Beyond the Pay: Benefits of Working in Senior Care

Everyone needs to earn a living. Senior living offers great opportunities for pay increases and career growth, thanks in part to an aging population and an increased desire to provide seniors with exceptional retirements. 

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2019 Arbor Leadership Conference: Reliving the Event

The Arbor Company proudly offers a caring, vibrant environment for seniors from all walks of life. Our residents lead meaningful lives, thanks to the support of staff who work to help them shape lives of their own choosing. We think our caring staff also deserves support and recognition. That’s why we offer myriad opportunities for growth and continuing education. The 2019 Arbor Leadership Conference in May brought together community leaders from more than 40 communities in 11 states for training, a chance to network, and deep appreciation for all that our staff does. We believe in our mission and our work. We also know that it takes committed staff for us to #BeArbor. 

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Making the Climb: Moving up the Senior Living Ladder

A recent Deloitte study arrived at the tragic conclusion that just 13 percent of U.S. workers are passionate about their work. You spend about one-third of your life at work. If you don’t enjoy that time, you spend a significant portion of your day unhappy—and maybe devote the rest of it to ruminating over your disappointing career. Senior living careers offer a chance to make a difference in another person’s life. A recent J.D. Power analysis found that a quality staff is the biggest predictor of resident satisfaction in senior living, so there’s no denying that senior care workers can make or break the senior living experience. 

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