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Public Policy News and Updates

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform senior living professionals of legislation, regulations, hearings and advocacy efforts.

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...
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...