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Senior Living Policy News

The following articles document public policy efforts, bills, and other important information about senior living issues and their impact on senior care. If you would like to share your comments or ask questions regarding the following articles, please contact Argentum.

Maribeth Bersani 
COO & SVP of Public Policy
703-562-1180
mbersani@argentum.org




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...
7/21/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Research
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 decade...
7/21/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
Some federal employees could see long-term care insurance rate increases of up to 126 percent beginning November 1, according to the Office of Personn...
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, 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...
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
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, All States, Elder Abuse, News
A final rule governing Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs became effective July 1 and the Administration for Community Living now plans to review state...
7/7/2016
All States, Community Awareness and Education, Consumer Intelligence, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Membership, News, Policy in the States, Research, Senior Living Options, Strategy
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 communit...
6/29/2016
Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems(pdf) to help manage chronic disease, improve health outcomes for se...
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...
6/29/2016
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Engage, Facts and Figures, Finance, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, News, Public Policy
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...
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...
6/23/2016
Engage, Land/Site Development, Policy in the States, Property Management, Real Estate, Regulations, Research
Argentum is offering a 115-page report “Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report” to educate the industry about the web of ...
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 ...
6/8/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Research
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 ...
5/25/2016
cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Resident and Family Services
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its part to celebrate Older Americans Month by collaborating with Meals on Wheels to offer a placema...
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...
5/12/2016
ALFA, Engage, Public Policy, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance
Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards for operators of senior living communities, complementing state laws and regulations gover...
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...
4/27/2016
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Dementia Friendly America program entered the national stage in July when it was announced at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. DFA cre...
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
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Legislation
The Older Americans Act Reauthorization is heading to President Obama for his signature after it has passed the House and Senate.
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...
3/22/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Labor Relations
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, OM...
3/22/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Professional Development
The Health and Human Services Department invites nominations for membership to the secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Dis...
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...