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Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight innovations in advancing care and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced the launch of its certification for Assisted Living Executive Directors. Applications for Assisted Living Executive Director certification and registration for the fall testing period for the certification examination are now open. Successful completion of the exam is one of the requirements for attaining certification through the SLCC.
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.
Argentum today announced that Loren Shook, Chairman & CEO of Silverado, based in Irvine, California, was elected as the new Chairman of the Argentum Board of Directors.
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.
Argentum honors the 2016 Senior Living Community Leadership Award winner and six 2016 Hero Award winners during the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver.
Argentum today 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.
Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards for operators of senior living communities this year and is looking to identify more comprehensive quality standards for Phase 2.
Argentum has relaunched Senior Living Executive magazine with a new design and a reorganized focus on delivering the content most critical to the senior living industry. Argentum is also preparing to recondition the association’s digital presence in order to provide for a more efficient and engaging user experience.
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.
The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing Argentum Board member and Welltower CEO and Director Tom DeRosa as its national honoree at the Brain Ball, a charitable event with proceeds supporting the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
Argentum and OnShift today announced a three-year corporate partnership focused on driving excellence in the senior living workforce.
The November/December issue of Senior Living Executive, the flagship magazine of Argentum, highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today.
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, welcomes Welltower CEO and Director Thomas J. DeRosa as a new member of Argentum’s Board of Directors.
Association innovates to meet the needs of the dynamic senior living industry
New fund to support stronger engagement in the states
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), which advocates for excellence in senior living, today introduced its new name and logo. The new name, Argentum, reflects the organization’s expanded direction, priorities and focus.
ALFA and MatrixCare today announced a three-year corporate partnership to develop cutting-edge education and research programming focused on quality measures and memory care programming in senior living.
TALA applauds state partner the Texas Assisted Living Association for its success in advocating for meaningful assisted living legislation at the Texas Capitol.
More Americans proactively will seek to reside in senior living communities, and the industry has a role to play in ensuring that consumers will be financially prepared for their retirement years. CEOs from the nation’s leading senior living providers gathered to address these issues and share their predictions for the industry’s future at the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Senior Living Executive conference last week in Tampa, Florida.
ALFA announced that Donna Hester, executive director of Elmcroft of Sherwood in Little Rock, Arkansas, was honored with the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Hester was recognized at the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference in Tampa, Florida. In addition to recognizing Hester, ALFA announced the winners of the ALFA 2015 Hero Awards honoring extraordinary individuals who serve older adults in senior living communities.
Two state lawmakers who were instrumental in advocating for meaningful assisted living reform in Florida were honored Wednesday at the Assisted Living Federation of America’s Senior Living Executive Conference in Tampa, Florida.
ALFA announced that John Moore, founder, Chairman and CEO of Atria Senior Living, based in Louisville, KY, and William Pettit, Jr., President and CEO of Merrill Gardens, based in Seattle, WA, were elected to join the ALFA Board of Directors.
ALFA has unveiled the Senior Living 2025 campaign, an initiative designed to coalesce the industry around major issues impacting senior living – workforce development, quality care, operational excellence and consumer choice.
ALFA has announced the winners of the ALFA 2015 Best of the Best Awards in the May/June issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. These annual awards honor new innovations that promote resident quality of life and business excellence in the field of senior living. ALFA recognized the winning best practices at the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference, May 4-7 in Tampa, FL.
ALFA which advocates for excellence in senior living, will establish a separate, independent credentialing organization to operate and govern industry certification and certificate programs.
(ALFA) in partnership with Sargent Art is excited to launch the 4th Annual 2015 ALFA and Sargent Art Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the tremendous talent of senior living residents and the powerful resident activity programs at senior living communities across the country.
Senior living advocates collaborate to improve lives of seniors through dialogue, standards setting, credentialing and meaningful public policy
The Assisted Living Federation of America, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds President Obama’s remarks in the State of the Union speech highlighting the need to hire veterans and support working families caring for children. We hope that as a nation we can also make progress on supporting those members of our growing aging population and the families who love and care for them.
ALFA today announced that James Balda has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective mid-January 2015, ushering in a new era with a broad plan to enhance ALFA’s support of its growing industry.
The Assisted Living Federation of America hosted 200 executives who work to advance excellence in senior living at the 2014 ALFA Senior Living Executive Forum. The two-day event November 12-13 in New Orleans, LA focused on key issues shaping the industry today.
ALFA announced that Joseph Huskinson, executive director of Lincoln Court in Idaho Falls, Idaho was honored with the ALFA 2014 Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Huskinson was recognized at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) applauds Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the release of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update.”
Today, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) will recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with senior living communities around the world in order to raise awareness for and help prevent future instances of elder abuse. ALFA has invited its members to plan events in their respective communities and has provided tools for anyone concerned with the welfare of older adults to educate themselves on how to recognize, prevent, and report elder abuse.

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