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Food Safety and COVID-19—Views and Updates from Servsafe

March 13, 2022

By Sara Wildberger The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ program, widely respected in the foodservice industry as the leader in training and certification, issued food safety and COVID-19 guidance and has continued to update its programs. Argentum is the only senior living industry association providing discounts to members for this required training. Through the pandemic, as…

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Argentum Seeks Targeted Financial Relief, Prioritized Testing and Supplies in ‘Omicron’ Round of COVID Relief

January 19, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Senior living advocates Argentum on Jan. 19 issued a new letter to President Biden urging definitive action by the Administration to do the right thing and protect the more than 2 million men and women living in assisted and senior living communities from the Omicron variant by targeting long-sought financial relief and…

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Argentum Implores Biden Administration to Protect Senior Living Residents from Dangerous Omicron Threat

January 12, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Calling the situation “entirely unacceptable” and dangerous, senior living advocates Argentum penned a letter to President Biden and the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) demanding that Americans in assisted living not be “Left Behind…Again,” for vital COVID testing, vaccines, and financial relief at a time the Omicron variant ravages the…

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Florida Governor Answers Argentum’s Call to Provide Assisted Living Communities COVID Rapid Test Kits

January 6, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Assisted living advocates Argentum on Jan. 6 offered praise for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his announcement that up to 1 million COVID rapid test kits will be made available to the state’s assisted living and nursing home communities. The state is setting an example for the Biden Administration to follow on…

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“Standing With Seniors” Urges Biden Administration to #ReleasethePRF

August 25, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum today relaunched the Standing With Seniors website (standingwithseniors.com) that includes a “Seniors Can’t Wait” counter, highlighting the length of time senior living providers have been waiting for greater allocation of federal Provider Relief Fund dollars. The website also includes up-to-date information on how senior living providers have responded to the pandemic,…

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Argentum Joins Letter to Biden Administration, Announces August Campaign to #ReleasethePRF

August 11, 2021

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum president and CEO James Balda joined the leaders of three other organizations representing long-term care (LTC) providers in sending a letter to the Biden administration calling for immediate allocation of remaining Provider Relief Fund dollars. Argentum also announced a month-long advocacy campaign to support the release of these funds. “While much…

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Argentum Statement Supporting Employer Mandates of COVID-19 Vaccinations for the Senior Living Workforce

August 9, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – In the spirit of continuing to prioritize the health and safety of senior living residents, staff, and visitors, Argentum released a statement today supporting employer mandates of COVID-19 vaccinations for the senior living workforce: Senior living communities have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year and…

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The Infection Preventionist: A Role with Increasing Importance and Impact

July 16, 2021

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is “creating a safer world through the prevention of infection.” APIC (apic.org) has approximately 16,000 members across the United States and in 70 countries. They include nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, medical technologists, and more, who daily do everything from crunching and reporting…

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New University of Chicago Study Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Assisted Living Facilities Reported No COVID-Related Deaths

June 3, 2021

New research unveiled today by NORC at the University of Chicago found that nearly two-thirds of assisted living facilities reported no deaths from COVID-19 in 2020. The study calculates that average adjusted death rates from COVID-19 in assisted living was 19.3 per 1,000 residents.

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State Assisted Living Providers Billions Out of Pocket in COVID-19 Pandemic Losses 

June 2, 2021

Argentum releases list of top 15 states for assisted living seeing losses; national uncompensated losses seen hitting $30 billion, with little relief  (Alexandria, Va.) – New data released today underscore the dire predicament facing seniors and caregivers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projecting through the second quarter of 2021, many of the largest 15 states for senior living will incur hundreds of…

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New Research Shows Nation’s Senior Living Facilities Facing $30 Billion in Pandemic-Related Losses

May 19, 2021

Alexandria, Va. – New data released today shows that the nation’s senior living providers have incurred an estimated $22.5 billion in uncompensated financial losses to date, due to the burdens imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and uncompensated losses are expected to grow to $29.8 billion through the first half of 2021. While the federal government…

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Building The Future of Senior Living

May 5, 2021

The future needs for long-term care are daunting: By the end of the decade an additional 20 million Americans will be over age 65, and by 2060 nearly 95 million Americans will be age 65 or older. This aging population, especially those over 85 who are most in need of long-term care, is expected to…

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