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Articles on senior living
For the past 20 years, the members of ALFA have exemplified the principles of choice, dignity and independence for seniors. To support these principles and to enhance quality of life for seniors, ALFA continually influences public policy, promotes business excellence, and ensures an informed public.

The following articles focus on the advocacy efforts of senior living professionals and ALFA. Thank you for advocating for the senior living residents that we serve.
12/6/2016
Advocacy, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Legislation, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Public Policy, Regulations
A House subcommittee last week held a hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program, which recently came under fire for significantly higher...
12/1/2016
Advocacy, All States, News, Public Policy, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance
Argentum lauds state partner Argentum New York for its efforts in successfully advocating for passing legislation authorizing a new category of advanc...
11/21/2016
Advocacy, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk, Medication Management, News, Public Policy
Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of vote...
11/17/2016
Advocacy, Federal Agency Activity, Labor Relations, News, Public Policy
Judge Samuel Cummings of the Northern District Court of Texas issued a permanent injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Rule.
11/1/2016
Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to in...
9/28/2016
Advocacy, Advocacy Fly-In, ALFA Events, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, News, Public Policy
The landscape of long term care policy is changing and senior living leaders would be well served to continue to lean in on the issues to shape the de...
9/20/2016
The Administration on Aging has announced the release of more than $1 million to the senior advocacy group Justice in Aging to create a new National C...
8/18/2016
Advocacy, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Legislation, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Regulations
This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner, urging the league to establish an indepen...
8/11/2016
Advocacy, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Public Policy
The discussion continues over rising long-term care insurance rates as news reports highlight the plights of consumers and federal workers who face a ...
8/11/2016
The Social Security Administration may have to reduce services and furlough employees if appropriations bills from the House and Senate are successful...
7/28/2016
Advocacy, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Reports
Virginia lawmakers are asking the Office of Personnel Management just why premiums in the federal long-term care insurance program are expected to zoo...
7/13/2016
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, All States, Brand Strategy, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy
Argentum New York recently celebrated its 10th Annual Advocacy Day in Albany, New York. Thirty two member advocates gathered to advance the Chapter’s...
7/7/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Engage, Membership, News, Resident and Family Services
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently warned of phone scams targeting Ohio grandparents, following an increase in complaints. In the past month, ...
7/7/2016
Advocacy, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Research, Resident and Family Services
The latest draft bill from the House Appropriations Committee for funding programs in fiscal 2017 includes $73.2 billion for the Health and Human Serv...
6/29/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, Engage, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations, Staffing & Performance
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday against a wide-reaching Labor Department rule governing union organizing a...
6/28/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Engage, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Legislation, Membership, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations, Staffing & Performance
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Rule. This injunction will preve...
6/23/2016
Advocacy, Engage, Health and Wellness, Legislation, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
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...
6/23/2016
Advocacy, Engage, Legislation, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
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 (AHH...
6/16/2016
Advocacy, Assisted Living, Facts and Figures, Public Policy, Regulations, Research
Argentum recently released "Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report," identifying the different ways each state regulates ...
5/19/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Facts and Figures, Finance, Legislation, Medicaid, Medicaid, Public Policy, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The Department of Labor this week finalized the “white collar” rule, which increases the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay. Th...
5/10/2016
Advocacy, Choice, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Core Principles, Dignity, Independence, Quality of Life, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance
Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards for operators of senior living communities this year and is looking to identify more compr...
5/4/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Legislation, Medication Management, Policy in the States
Tennessee Gov. Haslam has signed Tennessee S.B. 2383 into law. This new law will enhance the services provided to residents who need assistance wit...
5/2/2016
Advocacy, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
On Thursday, April 28th Tennessee Governor Haslam signed Tennessee S.B. 2383 into law. This new law will enhance the services provided to residents wh...
4/20/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Public Policy
President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law on April 19, 2016. Last summer President Obama requested Congress ...
4/14/2016
Advocacy, ALFAPAC, ALFAPAC Golf Classic, Engage
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 beauti...
3/17/2016
Advocacy, cheatsheet, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Policy in the States
Argentum state partner New York ALFA joined state lawmakers and other advocacy groups such as AARP to call for inclusion of a state-facilitated, payro...
3/9/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Compliance, Life Safety, Membership, Physical Plant, Policy in the States
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds its state partner in Florida for successfully advocating for legislation enabling ...
2/17/2016
Advocacy, Engage, Policy in the States
Argentum’s Massachusetts state partner Mass-ALFA hosted a successful advocacy day in Boston Jan. 27. Mass-ALFA coordinated a day for their members to ...
2/1/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy Brief, Regulations
As 2016 dawns on the community of senior living executives, Argentum continues to take a leading role in policy-making at the state and national level...
1/5/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington and throughout the 50 states, with a goal to advocate...