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Older Workers Might Save Your Business
Older workers are different in many important ways from the 25 to 50-year-old job seeker, and employers who are losing sleep nightly over their inability to get good help would be well served to give these older workers a serious look. In their December, 2022 article in the Harvard Business Review, Bob Kramer, Paul Irving, Jacquelyn Kung, and Ed Frauenheim paint a very compelling picture of the older worker of today and why you should hire them. Their research, which was based on a survey by Activated Insights of 35,000 older workers in the U.S. who participated in the Fortune 100 Great Place to Work Trust Index, highlighted the importance of empathy and understanding in the workplace and moving from “transactional” relationships with employees to a more empathic level of engagement.Sara Zeff Geber, Forbes.com contributor and Nexus Fellow
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People are living longer, and that’s a good thing. It’s not unusual or uncommon for people to live into their 90s. But how is their quality of life? Are they in good health? Can they afford living expenses? As lifespan increases, it is critical we pay attention to healthspan and wealthspan. According to Nexus Fellow Ryan Frederick, CEO of Here, healthspan is “the number of years we live in good health,” and wealthspan is “the number of years we have the financial means to support our desired lifestyle.”

According to a new study in Health Affairs on nursing home staff COVID-19 testing rates and odds of vaccination co-authored by Nexus Fellow David Grabowski, night-shift staff had lowest testing rates & odds of vaccination, whereas day-shift staff had the highest.

Howard Gleckman and Nexus Fellow Anne Tumlinson discuss the challenges of trying to change policy, the importance of lawmakers hearing and understanding the challenges caregivers face, how policy shapes the care we receive and the importance of making their voices heard.

Bob Kramer, founder of aging services think tank Nexus Insights, discusses the past, present and future of senior living, including how operators will need to change to remain viable, what they can learn from the recent Southwest Airlines debacle, and the most important piece of advice he has for providers.

Caroline is a gifted leader who never hesitates to roll up her sleeves and do the hard work,” said Anne Tumlinson, CEO of ATI Advisory, and a Nexus Fellow. “It’s been a joy to work with her in various ways throughout her career, and especially as she’s tackled policy challenges in the senior care sector. I know she’ll continue to make significant contributions in this next chapter.”

SmartLiving 360, founded by Nexus Fellow Frederick, has announced a new era of the platform with its rebrand to Here. Here puts a spotlight on the fundamental role of where you live to optimize the odds of a long, healthy and financially secure life. The platform provides consumer tools to help people make better informed decisions about place as well as consulting services to leading real estate, finance and health entities focused on creating better places for people to thrive.

Bob Kramer, one of senior living’s most influential and high-profile thought leaders, has been chosen to receive the 2023 Career Achievement Award as part of the inaugural McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards were created to recognize industry veterans who are leading the charge and inspiring change in the fields of senior living, senior care and skilled nursing.

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Anne Tumlinson, Sarah Thomas, Bob Kramer
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