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A Look at the Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act

August 20, 2018

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), who currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, has filed H.R. 6563, which would establish a public long-term care benefit of the Medicare program for elderly and disabled individuals by creating a new Part E under Medicare entitled Long Term Care Services and Supports (LTSS).…

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Food Safety and Worker Training: A Strategic Imperative

June 28, 2018

Food service operations in senior living communities are increasingly getting attention as a source of competitive advantage. David Koelling, president of Strategic Dining Services, a dining service and hospitality management provider, knows the strategic importance of the dining operation. “For many operators, dining is the number one controllable expense, and the biggest driver of resident…

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Adapting Menus to Changing Resident Preferences

June 28, 2018

At Brandywine Living, Sean Keating wants to stay on the cutting edge of culinary trends—but he also wants to tread with caution. As corporate director of culinary innovation, he recently launched a steakhouse, of sorts. It’s only open on Saturdays and only at one property. Residents can pick from three steaks, three sauces, two veggies,…

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House and Senate Continue Efforts to Curb Opioid Addiction

June 25, 2018

The House of Representatives is slated to pass over 59 bills coming from five different oversight committees addressing the opioid crisis.  The Senate Finance Committee has also unanimously approved legislation that combines 22 bills recently introduced by committee members.  The Senate opioid package includes provisions that would expand telehealth access for addiction treatment, remove lifetime…

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Attracting Staff with a Local Engagement Strategy

May 21, 2018

It’s no surprise that the world’s aging population is creating a greater demand for increased staffing in senior living communities. To meet that need, it’s imperative that industry professionals start addressing the issue locally and educate potential employees about the many job and career opportunities that exist across the senior living spectrum. What can senior…

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Argentum Introduces Senior Living IQ Initiative, Demonstrating a Continued Investment in Quality

May 16, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today Argentum launched a new initiative, Senior Living IQ, at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, Calif. Senior Living IQ is focused on supporting the ongoing investment in quality of life for residents of senior living communities. “The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and…

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Argentum Launches Senior Living Works Initiative at Annual Conference

May 15, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, Calif., Argentum introduced a new initiative aimed at solving the recruitment and retention challenges facing the industry. The initiative, Senior Living Works, provides a path for senior living leaders to grow the pipeline of workers and connect to educators nationwide, with a…

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Senior Living Advocates Convene to Discuss Growing Industry Trends

March 21, 2018

At the Argentum Public Policy Institute on Tuesday, March 20, keynote speaker Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reaffirmed the critical importance of providing quality, compassionate care for older Americans, which includes combatting financial fraud and scams and addressing the growing opioid epidemic. “By being open and proactive, by making sure your team members are aware…

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5 Ways Senior Living Providers Can Fight the Loneliness Epidemic

February 27, 2018

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President Trump Signs RAISE Family Caregivers Act Into Law

February 22, 2018

On Jan. 22, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028/HR 3759). This new law will: Require HHS to develop, maintain and update a National Family Caregiving Strategy, offering resources and education opportunities to family caregivers in the United States; Require HHS to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council…

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Crafting a Strategic Plan Before Disaster Strikes

February 22, 2018

As a brutal cold snap battered the East Coast in December 2017, Jon Tagatz was reminded of another especially cold season four years ago, when he saw his community get swamped, literally. As executive director of The Heritage at Brentwood in Brentwood, Tenn., an LCS community, he had the helm when freezing temperatures burst 30…

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Senior Living Certification Commission Announces 100 New Certified Directors of Assisted Living

February 22, 2018

The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a new class of 100 senior living professionals who have earned its Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential. Since the CDAL program’s launch in 2016, 433 professionals have now received the credential.

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