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    Not if, but when: Choosing the right time for upgrades

    July 1, 2022

    IFMA’s FMJ magazine Despite preventative maintenance efforts, some technology and equipment reach the end of their end of their useful life. Choosing the right time to restore, replace or upgrade will keep FMs prepared for capital planning and future needs.  READ MORE

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    $500 million ‘hero pay’ initiative goes into effect for assisted living and other workers

    McKnight’s Senior Living Minnesota’s frontline workers are now able to apply for their share of $500 million in “hero pay.” Employers, however, must take certain steps to comply with notification requirements. Gov. Tim Walz signed the Frontline Worker Pay Law in April, authorizing state-funded bonus payments to various frontline workers, including assisted living employees.  READ MORE

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    Microfarms, speakeasies, robotics: Kisco, Commonwealth Envision future of senior living dining

    Senior Housing News The future of dining in senior living will include more locally-sourced ingredients, resident-facing technology and a rise in resident choice. Senior living operators including Commonwealth Senior Living and Kisco Senior Living are using technologies to improve their ability to offer better, healthier food and a more enjoyable experience in their dining rooms.  READ [...]

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    How to spot troubles in different types of roofs

    FacilitiesNet If maintenance and engineering managers are to achieve the long-term performance of their existing roofing systems, it is essential that they implement a comprehensive program that includes regular inspections, required maintenance and timely completed repairs. Depending on their operations, managers can develop a program that uses outside contractors or in-house personnel.  READ MORE

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    Hotels have gone to the robots

    The Washington Post On a typical workday at the Dream Hollywood hotel in California, Alfred waits by the front desk for marching orders. Wearing a white collar and black bow tie, Alfred springs into action when a guest requests shampoo or a phone charger, moving through the lobby to the elevator, riding up to a [...]

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