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Each week readers are guaranteed a variety of articles that will help you better understand forces shaping the senior living business, affecting seniors and their families, and raising the bar for operational excellence.


Weekly Argentum Update Archives:

08/19/2016
Other featured articles this week include: CMS Announces Modifications to Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model; CDC Launches Third Wave of Long-Term Care Providers Survey; Study Finds Steady Decline in Social Security Replacement Rates for Couples; Connecticut Senator Challenges NHL on Concussion Research.
08/11/2016
Other featured articles this week include: Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Debate Continues, Lawmakers Propose Significant Funding Cuts for Social Security Administration, Study: Positive Attitude Leads to Resiliency in Older Adults, abd New E-book Available: ‘A Survival Guide to Aging'.
08/03/2016
Other featured news stories include "A Smart Workforce Strategy Is Springboard to ACO Partnerships," "Intergenerational Programs Becoming More Popular Across the U.S.," and "Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Rises Slightly."

Recent Senior Living News:

08/25/2016
Counties throughout the United States have developed effective community-based efforts to prevent, identify and respond to financial exploitation of older adults, found a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
08/25/2016
The proportion of the population age 65 and over greatly varies by state, with Florida home to the highest percentage of people in that age bracket, at 19 percent, shows a new government report.
08/25/2016
Medical device companies will pay about $1 billion in fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2018 to 2022 to give the agency resources to hire additional reviewers and to fund information technology and infrastructure improvements, according to a report in Politico citing statements by three device trade associations.
08/25/2016
Overall prescription drug spending in the United States rose by 17 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to new data released by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services.
08/22/2016
Motion picture showings within senior living and health care communities have always required a public performance license in accordance with the US Copyright Act. Over time, public awareness of intellectual property rights has grown along with enforcement of federal copyright law. As a result, Argentum, and all other leading industry associations have entered into a new agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC).
08/18/2016
Researchers from the University of North Carolina's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and School of Social Work, with funding from The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL), completed a review of measures and instruments useful for maintaining and improving quality in assisted living.
08/18/2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make changes to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID) mode.
08/18/2016
he Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued updated posters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
08/18/2016
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.
08/18/2016
A study by the Center for Retirement Research has shown a decline in replacement rates for married couples.
08/18/2016
This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner, urging the league to establish an independent fund to sponsor research on the linkage of hockey, head trauma, and brain disease.
08/11/2016
The discussion continues over rising long-term care insurance rates as news reports highlight the plights of consumers and federal workers who face a sudden spike in premiums.
08/11/2016
The Social Security Administration may have to reduce services and furlough employees if appropriations bills from the House and Senate are successful.
08/11/2016
A positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when facing stressful situations, according to new research from North Carolina State University published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.
08/11/2016
Senior care advocate Chris Orestis has released an e-book “A Survival Guide to Aging,” exploring strategies for aging successfully and addressing the inevitability of long term care for everyone.
08/02/2016
Senior living firms are poised for progress with accountable care organizations, ready to engage with these groups of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers who unite to provide high quality, lower-cost care for Medicare recipients.
08/02/2016
While accountable care organizations (ACO) are still evolving, some have already defined quality measures for skilled nursing communities, and quality measures for assisted living communities are emerging. As a senior living provider, you can’t afford to ignore ACOs. As ACOs make decisions about where patients are referred after release from acute care facilities, will your organization be on the short list?
08/02/2016
Intergenerational programs are taking shape around the country as more colleges and communities are experimenting with bringing the nation’s young and old together to foster kinship and improve quality of life for all ages.
08/02/2016
Medicare announced the average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2017 is expected to remain “relatively stable” at an estimated $34 per month – an approximate $1.50 increase over the average premium in 2016.
07/29/2016
We’re more than halfway done with 2016. (Can this even be possible?) How’s your career humming along? Did you vow to make this the year you make a change, snag a promotion, or gain new skills or credentials?
07/28/2016
A slew of new research was discussed at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto this week. Two studies suggested that a low-cost odor identification test has proven useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.
07/28/2016
Virginia lawmakers are asking the Office of Personnel Management just why premiums in the federal long-term care insurance program are expected to zoom up to 126 percent higher, following a government announcement last week.
07/28/2016
Kathy Greenlee made her final public speech as assistant secretary on aging in San Diego this week, highlighting key themes during her seven-year tenure, which she said included attitude, dignity and leadership.
07/21/2016
Senior Living Executive magazine invites submissions for its 5th annual Senior Living by Design awards program, highlighting cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today. The open period for nominations ends Friday, August 12.
07/21/2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed changes to the way it pays for primary care with a focus on care management and behavioral and cognitive health.
07/21/2016
A gene variant whose carriers are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than other people may show its effects on the brain and thinking in childhood, according to a study in Neurology online.
07/21/2016
Some federal employees could see long-term care insurance rate increases of up to 126 percent beginning November 1, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
07/21/2016
Total health spending growth is expected to average 5.8 percent annually from 2015 to 2025, but is at a lower growth rate that the previous two decades, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
07/15/2016
1. What Type of Salary Are You Looking For? Discussing money with a recruiter is one of the most unnerving parts of any stage of the interview process. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve made some mistakes in the past when trying to tell a potential employer that you’d like a fair wage, but mostly you’d just like to be hired.
07/13/2016
The Administration on Community Living has announced grant awards of approximately $1.2 million designed to help older adults have access to legal services and are designed to aid those individuals at risk of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.
07/13/2016
C-TAC is hosting the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care – the premier event for visionaries in advanced illness care who are actively reshaping the way care is provided.
07/13/2016
Argentum New York recently celebrated its 10th Annual Advocacy Day in Albany, New York. Thirty two member advocates gathered to advance the Chapter’s legislative and regulatory agenda and promote the rebranding of NY ALFA to Argentum New York.
07/08/2016
You’ve probably heard this before: “The only way to get a raise is to get another job offer.” Is it true? I talked to experts who study negotiations to get their perspectives on whether this oft-given advice holds up in practice and against research.
07/07/2016
Senior Living Executive magazine is conducting a survey to collect data for the annual largest senior living providers list. Current industry data creates a better understanding of the senior living landscape and benefits all senior living advocates.
07/07/2016
A final rule governing Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs became effective July 1 and the Administration for Community Living now plans to review states’ progress toward implementing the rule.
07/07/2016
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently warned of phone scams targeting Ohio grandparents, following an increase in complaints. In the past month, 11 Ohioans have reported losing an average of $3,800 to the “grandparent scam.”
07/07/2016
Rhode Island has released a new plan designed to enable the state’s growing population of older adults to safely remain living at home and in community settings.
07/07/2016
The latest draft bill from the House Appropriations Committee for funding programs in fiscal 2017 includes $73.2 billion for the Health and Human Services Department, which is more than the White House requested.
07/02/2016
How cool would it be to have an X-ray into the head of the person who controls your career fate? To understand exactly what a hiring manager at your dream company is thinking when she’s picking which lucky candidate she’ll bring on full-time?
06/29/2016
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday against a wide-reaching Labor Department rule governing union organizing and collective braining known as the “persuader rule.”
06/29/2016
Americans face an alarming $7.7 trillion gap between what they actually have saved for retirement and what they will need, said the head of the Senate Special Committee on Aging in her opening statement at a hearing on innovations to promote Americans’ financial security.
06/29/2016
Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems(pdf) to help manage chronic disease, improve health outcomes for seniors, and enable millions of Americans to age successfully in their own homes and communities, according to a Bipartisan Policy Center report.
06/29/2016
Eli Lilly has worked for nearly 30 years on drugs for Alzheimer’s disease by focusing on a protein called tau but is changing its tactics in hopes for more success, reports Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
06/23/2016
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 10707/Senate Bill 8110 on June 16. The measure will allow Advanced Home Health Aides (AHHA) to perform some nursing tasks such as the administration of certain medications while under the supervision of a registered nurse.
06/23/2016
The 2016 Argentum Senior Living by Design awards program is now open. The program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. The open period for nominations ends Friday, August 12.
06/23/2016
Argentum is offering a 115-page report “Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report” to educate the industry about the web of regulations throughout the states and to offer suggestions for better state agency coordination.
06/23/2016
Growth in the nation’s adult population will drive significant household growth over the next decade and beyond, according to the just-released State of the Nation’s Housing: 2016 from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Demographic changes will drive the addition of more than 13 million households from 2015 to 2025.
06/23/2016
Two Butler BlueSox players recently learned the finer points of Bingo during a game with their fellow residents at IntegraCare’s Newhaven Court at Clearview, a senior living community in Butler, Pennsylvania.
06/17/2016
Applying for jobs has become incredibly simple thanks to the Internet. Job board sites like Monster and Indeed make submitting your resume as easy as clicking “apply”. The problem? If it’s easy for you, it’s easy for everyone else, too. Many online job postings get hundreds or thousands of applicants. To help field those resumes, many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems, which have their own resume guidelines...
06/16/2016
Argentum staff this week visited Kensington Senior Living’s Kensington Park in Maryland. The community’s executive director, Mary Mell, kindly invited us to meet with staff and residents and tour the community, which includes independent and assisted living as well as memory care.
06/16/2016
Argentum recently released "Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report," identifying the different ways each state regulates how an assisted living community can be built.
06/08/2016
Senior living advocates and others honor World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 to recognize the importance of raising awareness of this issue.
06/08/2016
Many people expect to rely on Medicare and Social Security to pay for their long-term care needs as they get older, even though those programs do not cover most of those costs, according to a new AP-NORC poll.
06/08/2016
A long term services and supports catastrophic insurance program could improve the way LTSS needs are financed in the United States, according to a recent Urban Institute study (PDF).
06/03/2016
Have you ever admired a co-worker who’s able to navigate challenging situations with ease and professionalism, no matter the politics and difficult personalities involved? You know the type: She has a Teflon-like ability to deflect anger and frustration in the problem-solving process and doesn’t settle for an outcome that would sacrifice her self-respect or clout among colleagues.
06/02/2016
Argentum is pleased to partner with Aging2.0 to conduct the 2016 Senior Care Innovation & Technology Use Survey to advance a greater understanding about how senior care organizations from across the care continuum are approaching innovation and implementing technology to support care.
06/02/2016
It’s time to move beyond the hype. Millennials mean a lot to senior living. They are the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. With a shortage that is expected to require an additional 1.2 million senior living workers, it’s critical to win the Millennial market. Here are four tips to attract Millennials to your senior living organization.
06/02/2016
Vermont reigns as the healthiest state for older adults, according to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, followed by New Hampshire, Minnesota, Hawaii and Utah.
06/02/2016
Seventy-year-old women are at a greater risk of falling compared to men, according to new research published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
06/02/2016
Total spending on healthcare for a family of four with employer-sponsored health insurance will rise to more than $25,000 in 2016, according to the Milliman Medical Index. The cost of care for the American family of four has more than tripled since 2001.
05/25/2016
Argentum continues to encourage senior living leaders to seek credentialing through the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC), an independent, non-profit organization committed to establishing credentialing programs for professionals working in senior living. Currently, the SLCC is conducting a provisional test to develop relevant questions and to review examination procedures, and is on track to release the initial Executive Director exam for certification this fall.
05/25/2016
US Against Alzheimer’s is urging advocates of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease to tell the U.S. Postal Service that it’s time to stamp out the awful disease.
05/25/2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its part to celebrate Older Americans Month by collaborating with Meals on Wheels to offer a placemat including useful tips for older adults and their financial wellness.
05/25/2016
Mental disorders now tops the list of the most costly conditions in the United States at $201 billion annually, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
05/25/2016
Hurricane season is here. After a disaster, it’s common for families and individuals to feel stress and anxiety over their health and safety and this affects people in many different ways, according to Dr. Dan Dodgen with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in a blog post “Older Adults: Include Connectedness in Your Hurricane Plan.”
05/19/2016
While the costs of long-term care continue to rise, assisted living continues on a slower growth trajectory than other types of long term care, according to Genworth Financial’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey conducted by CareScout.
05/19/2016
Chronological age has almost no role in accounting for differences in older adults’ health and well-being, according to a new study out of the University of Chicago.
05/19/2016
The new Medicare system for reimbursing providers outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, may not adequately reward good performance for those providers dealing with residents and patients needing long-term or end-of-life care, according to a report in Modern Healthcare.
05/19/2016
The Department of Labor this week finalized the “white collar” rule, which increases the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay. The final rule raises the salary threshold from $455 per week to $913 ($47,476 per year) (which is less than the original proposal of $50,440). The rule also states the threshold will be automatically updated every three years based on wage growth over time.
05/19/2016
Argentum announced that Loren Shook, Chairman & CEO of Silverado, based in Irvine, California, was elected as the new Chairman of the Argentum Board of Directors. Most recently, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board. Shook officially assumed the Chairman’s position during the 2016 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference held in Denver, Colorado.
05/12/2016
Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards for operators of senior living communities, complementing state laws and regulations governing the operation of those communities.
05/12/2016
Argentum announced this week that Vicki Conner, executive director of Greenfield Senior Living’s Greenfield of Woodstock, Virginia, was honored with the 2016 Argentum Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Conner was recognized at the annual Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver, Colorado.
05/12/2016
Argentum this week announced the winners of the Argentum 2016 Best of the Best Awards, which recognize innovative programs and services that are creating the future of senior living.
05/12/2016
Argentum’s Memory Care Executive Peer Group with the support of MatrixCare has commissioned a new project to recognize innovations improving resident care and quality of life for assisted living residents with dementia in five key areas: Environmental Design, Programming, Dining and Nutrition, Education and Training, and Technology.
05/12/2016
When the Assisted Living Federation of America was renamed Argentum last year, developing a new visual identity reflecting the association’s new direction, priorities, and updated focus was a key objective.
05/04/2016
HCP and Argentum will collaborate on developing research related to senior housing, healthcare investment and other aspects of the senior living industry, and will work together to give senior living providers new tools and insights to help them embrace innovation throughout their businesses. The collaboration will also work to develop an Operational Excellence Symposium focused on senior living operations, resident experience, technology and business planning.
05/04/2016
Argentum will celebrate senior living heroes at the annual Hero Awards Ceremony with the help of journalist and ceremony emcee Soledad O’Brien, recognizing individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in the senior living field.
05/04/2016
One of Argentum’s key imperatives is to assist the industry in navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities in workforce development. The association has released its first Senior Living Industry Workforce Report, revealing industry trends in job growth, employment, wage growth and other metrics gleaned from government data.
05/04/2016
Tennessee Gov. Haslam has signed Tennessee S.B. 2383 into law. This new law will enhance the services provided to residents who need assistance with medications. Argentum’s Tennessee chapter (TN-ALFA) worked with a coalition of other provider associations to help pass legislation strengthening Tennessee’s Medication Aide program.
05/04/2016
The Centers for Disease Control has released “Health, United States, 2015” with statistics on an enormous amount of health issues and categories throughout the country.
05/04/2016
The aroma of rosemary essential oil reportedly can aid people over age 65 in their ability to remember events and to complete tasks at designated times. The test also used lavender, finding that it increased calmness and contentedness when compared to the no aroma control condition.
05/02/2016
On Thursday, April 28th Tennessee Governor Haslam signed Tennessee S.B. 2383 into law. This new law will enhance the services provided to residents who need assistance with medications.
04/27/2016
Over the next 15 years, adopting healthy behaviors, developing better treatments and improving access to high quality care for chronic disease would result in 16 million saved lives, $6.3 trillion in savings, and 169 million avoided cases, says new research from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
04/27/2016
Centenarians make up a small but growing share of the world’s older population. Since 1990, the number of people 80 and older has grown more rapidly than those ages 65 to 79, attributed to improved life expectancies among those 65 and older.
04/27/2016
An increasing number of people in Europe and North American are expected to use personal emergency response systems (PERS), growing at an annual compound growth rate of 40 percent from about 450,000 in 2015 to about 3.4 million by 2021.
04/27/2016
The Dementia Friendly America program entered the national stage in July when it was announced at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. DFA creates a framework to train everyone from city and county officials to business leaders and community volunteers on how to better interact with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
04/27/2016
The White House has unveiled the Health Careers Pathways Initiative, a new joint effort of more than 50 organizations designed to better match training with employer needs at a national scale.
04/22/2016
When it comes to efficiency in the workplace, I'm not here to say you should become some sort of worker robot drone. (Paper pushing and glazed-over eyes? No thank you.) But there are ways to be more efficient at work that can make you just as productive as one.
04/20/2016
Senior living community executive directors are invited to attend Argentum’s Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI), an intensive four-day educational experience during Argentum’s annual conference in Denver, May 9-12.
04/20/2016
Senior Living Executive magazine spoke with geriatrician and memory care expert Dr. G. Allen Power about his philosophies on getting older and the role of senior living in shaping the future of memory care.
04/20/2016
Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, shows new research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
04/20/2016
Physicians agree that talking with patients about end-of-life and advance care planning is important, but many also said they’re often unsure what to say, according to a new poll.
04/20/2016
The majority of adults over 50 think prescription drugs are too expensive and most says it’s important for politicians to support efforts to make these drugs more affordable, according to a new AARP survey.
04/20/2016
President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law on April 19, 2016. Last summer President Obama requested Congress to reauthorize this legislation during his remarks at the White House Conference on Aging.
04/14/2016
The Older Americans Act Reauthorization is heading to President Obama for his signature after it has passed the House and Senate.
04/14/2016
The Administration for Community Living has developed a three-part set of materials on medications and the aging brain, available by clicking on the Brain Health banner at acl.gov.
04/14/2016
The Silver PAC Golf Classic will once again kick off the Argentum Conference & Expo in Denver in May. The 2016 Golf Classic will be held at the beautiful Fossil Trace Golf Club in Denver on Monday, May 9.
04/14/2016
The Argentum Board of Directors hopes that all members are excited about the revitalized association and its new and improved programs. The Argentum Board is asking that members review the revised Articles of Incorporation reflecting these changes.
04/08/2016
Hiring managers have their companies' best interests at heart. Of course they want to know if you'll be a good fit, but they also want to know if you're likely to leave to start a family or retire in the near future. But asking anything intended to get information about a person's status in a protected class—age, race, religion, pregnancy, etc.—is technically illegal.
04/06/2016
Early bird member registration rate has been extended through April 8 for Argentum’s upcoming Senior Living Executive Conference. Staying abreast of industry changes, sharing best practices and exploring critical issues are vital to senior living executives. You’ll find all this and more at Argentum 2016: Senior Living Executive Conference, the first under our new association name.
04/06/2016
American women are a bit more optimistic about their financial futures compared to a year ago, according to a new survey from investment management firm BlackRock.
04/06/2016
With an average salary of $443,000 annually, orthopedists are the highest paid physician type, according to a new compensation report from Medscape, followed by cardiologists ($410,000), dermatologists ($381,000) and gastroenterologists (380,000).
04/06/2016
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to individuals with dementia are dipping into their retirement savings and sold assets to pay for expenses related to the disease, reports the AP in “Caregivers of People with Dementia Face Financial Hardships.”
04/01/2016
Executive Director positions are sought out by many professionals passionate about senior living. The job itself has many challenges and equally as many, if not more, rewards. But what does an Executive Director do after several successful years at the position?
03/30/2016
Led by Dr. Dilip V. Jeste, one of the preeminent thought leaders in the area of successful aging, this EDLI session shares recent research findings on the physical, psychological, and health related impacts of aging. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the various components of successful aging and how senior housing communities can offer an ideal environment for helping residents lead meaningful, healthy lives as they age.
03/29/2016
Aggregating valuable metrics to better understand the senior living industry is key to its success. Argentum once again has partnered with the American Seniors Housing Association, National Investment Corporation (NIC), National Center for Assisted Living and LeadingAge to urge providers to complete the 2016 State of Seniors Housing survey.
03/29/2016
It’s the last week to register for the early bird rate for Argentum’s upcoming Senior Living Executive Conference. Staying abreast of industry changes, sharing best practices and exploring critical issues are vital to senior living executives. You’ll find all this and more at Argentum 2016: Senior Living Executive Conference, the first under our new association name.
03/29/2016
A fear of thinking about death is a key reason that more than half of American households won’t have enough retirement income to maintain their standards of living if they retire at age 65.
03/29/2016
The U.S. market for active aging technology includes 85 million Americans, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association and its related CTA Foundation.
03/29/2016
The world’s population is aging but the pace of aging has not been uniform, according to a new government report examining aging patterns across the globe.
03/22/2016
The Department of Labor March 14 sent the final “White Collar” rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Typically, OMB can take up to three months of review before the final rule is published. After publication, employers will have 60 days to comply with the rule. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress can evaluate the rule before it goes into effect during those 60 days.
03/22/2016
Argentum has introduced a first generation of quality standards addressing consumer and resident rights, safety, quality improvement, workforce and regulatory compliance. They are designed to complement state laws and regulations governing the operations of senior living communities. Over time, the standards will include collection of key quality indicators to benchmark and track a community’s quality improvement.
03/22/2016
The increasing burden of chronic disease is the single most important threat to the health of American families and a drain on the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
03/22/2016
The Health and Human Services Department invites nominations for membership to the secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030, also known as Healthy People 2030.
03/18/2016
The Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI) is an intensive four-day educational experience designed specifically for executive directors of senior living communities. Argentum has developed a curriculum that combines a rigorous academic grounding with real world application to enhance and enrich the work of the executive director in his or her leadership role in their senior living community.
03/17/2016
The National Center on Elder Abuse has released a brief focusing on information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American elders, particularly involving financial exploitation and psychological abuse.
03/17/2016
The U.S. Administration on Aging is planning on offering up to eight two-year grants for evidence-based falls prevention programs.
03/17/2016
Argentum state partner New York ALFA joined state lawmakers and other advocacy groups such as AARP to call for inclusion of a state-facilitated, payroll-deduction workplace savings plan, in the new state budget.
03/17/2016
Mike Pochowski has joined Argentum’s Public Policy team as senior director of public policy. Pochowski brings extensive knowledge of the senior living industry and its regulatory environment throughout all the states. He previously served as director of government affairs for Brookdale’s Legal Department for 13 years. Pochowski has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.
03/17/2016
Three million Americans receive care in U.S. nursing homes and skilled nursing communities each year and nearly 1 million reside in assisted living communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s been estimated that 1 to 3 million serious infections occur annually in long-term care settings, and as many as 380,000 people die of the infections every year.

MEMBERS in the News

08/22/2016
For the second time in two years, TidePointe, a Vi Community, has earned a place on the 2016 list of Best Places to Work in South Carolina, which is compiled by the SC Biz News Group in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Best Companies Group.
08/09/2016
Commonwealth Assisted Living announces it is expanding its community in Front Royal, Va. The 4,308 sq./ft. expansion is expected to be completed by September 1, 2016 and will include four new assisted living suites and four new Sweet Memories™ suites.
08/08/2016
Casa Aldea at Santauz, a new assisted living and memory care community currently under construction, anticipates opening late 2016. It is owned by Aldea Partners and professionally managed by Integral Senior Living (ISL).
08/02/2016
While the world anticipates the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, residents of Rio Terra, a Sagora Senior Living community in New Braunfels, Texas, prepare for the opening day celebration of Sagora Senior Games beginning August 5th. The ceremony kicks off 27 days of fun, competitive activities among residents ranging in age from 55 to 106 years.
08/02/2016
Welltower announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of properties operated by Vintage Senior Living for a purchase price of $1.15 billion. The transaction comprises 19 properties offering a combination of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in premium locations concentrated in Southern and Northern California, including the Los Angeles and San Francisco metro markets, and in the state of Washington.

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