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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




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...
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 ...
3/9/2016
ALFAPAC, Engage, Public Policy
ALFA PAC is now Silver PAC. The new name was chosen to enhance Argentum’s recognition on Capitol Hill. Argentum, which is derived from the Latin word ...
3/1/2016
The senior living industry is regulated in all 50 states, but there is plenty of activity at the federal level affecting the senior living industry to...
2/24/2016
Long Term Care Insurance, Risk Management
The nation needs a universal catastrophic insurance program, clear private and public roles for long-term care financing while policymakers redefine M...
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 ...
2/17/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a rule requiring a Medicaid enrollee seeking coverage for home health services to meet face...
2/9/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care
The White House has requested a $2.076 billion 2017 budget for the Administration for Community Living, an increase of $28.4 million over the FY 2016 ...
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...
1/26/2016
Earlier claiming of Social Security benefits by men and women has detrimental effects on widowed seniors, particularly.
1/20/2016
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, cheatsheet, Dignity, Policy in the States, Regulations
A Utah lawmaker is reviving a bill that would permit residents of assisted living communities, or their representatives, to install cameras in their r...
1/20/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Managed Risk
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has issued new guidelines designed to make it easier for patients to access their medical records.
1/5/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management, Regulations
Argentum in late December sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining its support for agency efforts in ensuring proper handling of...
1/5/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The White House Conference on Aging has released its final report from a year-long dialogue with older Americans, families, caregivers, and advocates ...
1/5/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity
The Administration for Community Living has announced the 2016 Older Americans Month theme – Blaze a Trail.
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...
12/22/2015
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2015. Last year’s most widely read topics include reports on ...
12/22/2015
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...
12/14/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging offers a free toolkit to spur healthy aging and research participation by older adults. NIA, along with the Centers fo...
12/14/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has shared revised survey materials developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Survey Pilot and 2015 expansi...
12/9/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medication Management
The Senate Special Committee on Aging this week is holding a hearing on the sudden price spikes in off-patent drugs. Witnesses offering their perspect...
12/2/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicare, Medication Technology & Informatics
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountabi...
11/30/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Public Policy Brief
Both state and federal legislative and regulatory activity impact the senior living industry, and a top priority of Argentum is to ensure meaningful a...
11/23/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Research
More than 100 House members sent a letter to the chamber’s Appropriations Committee to fund the National Institutes of Health at a level of at least $...