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Five Steps on the Path to Saving Power Safely: Tips from Energy Star

September 23, 2020

Optimizing energy and better utility management can provide a healthier environment and keep unnecessary costs down—top concerns for senior living leaders. But it can be a tough job to coordinate different elements and sort through all the guidance. Argentum and ENERGY STAR® put our knowledge together to make it easier for senior living leaders, producing…

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10 Tried-and-True Methods That Can Take a Bite Out of Food Costs

September 23, 2020

Voices of experience from the senior living culinary world share their tips for efficiency, engagement, and avoiding waste. 1. Go seasonal and local when you can. This makes for better quality and lower costs, but it also pays off in other ways, points out Morrison Living: with increased engagement and curiosity among residents about what’s…

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Reducing Electric and Gas Costs Without Feeling the Burn

September 23, 2020

At home, the price of electricity feels like a given: You check your bill, you sigh, and you pay. But as a senior living community or provider, that price can be as negotiable as a professional athlete’s contract—and as complicated to negotiate. Power prices depend on a complex combination of factors in a quickly changing…

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Ideas You Can Count On

September 23, 2020

Ultimately, efficiency is not about saving time or money. It’s about continually and effectively improving resident experience. In senior living, saving time or money isn’t sufficient for a program or process to prove itself. The ROI must include mission. The bottom line is quality. Attention to finances and resource use prepares a community to operate…

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Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program on Track to Reach Enrollment Goal

September 22, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum announces that its partners in the Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) have enrolled 785 apprentices and that the program is on track to reach its goal of enrolling more than 1,200 apprentices by spring 2021.   The HAEP program, designed to develop apprenticeships in senior living and related allied health occupations, was…

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Federal Government Announcements Offer Significant COVID-19 Relief and Support for the Senior Living Industry 

September 2, 2020

On September 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)formally announced a private pay distribution from the CARES Act provider relief funds for licensed assisted living providers. Argentum, its members, and its association partners have been advocating for months for financial relief for the industry, which is caring for vulnerable older adults. Providers in the industry…

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Argentum Reveals 2020 List of 150 Largest Providers in Senior Living

August 14, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum’s 2020 Largest Providers Report has grown this year to include data on 150 senior living providers, up from 140 in 2019. One of Argentum’s most popular publications, the annual Largest Providers Report offers data and insights the industry can use year-round. The report shows how U.S. senior living providers rank in…

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2020 Best of the Best Awards: The Stories Behind the Honorees

August 3, 2020

  The Argentum Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative programs, products, and services that solve a challenge, advance excellence, and improve the future of senior living.  

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Navigating New Distances

August 3, 2020

Masks and gowns. “Cover, clean, and distance.” Virtual job fairs. “Heroes Work Here” signs. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought enormous changes to senior living workplaces and workers. Managing the ongoing crisis now and into the future will require providers to rethink their approaches to recruitment and retention. “This as an unprecedented time in both the…

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Argentum Advocates for You: 2020 Mid-Year Report

July 31, 2020

QUICK LINKS Federal Update State Update A MESSAGE FROM ARGENTUM These past four months have been among the most trying any of us have ever faced. Many of the challenges have been felt particularly hard in senior living communities, compounded by a scarcity of testing supplies and protective equipment. But at the same time the…

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National Survey Shows Significant Bipartisan Support for Increased Funding for Senior Living Industry

July 23, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, VA – A new national survey of voters, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, shows 80% of voters support COVID-19 relief funding for senior living communities. The strong support is constant across party lines and shows that three-quarters of the electorate are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increased COVID-19 relief funding…

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Argentum, ASHA Launch FastMatch for Displaced Workers

April 7, 2020

Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) have announced a new resource to guide workers who have been displaced due to the fallout from COVID-19 into employment opportunities in senior living. The latest data from the Department of Labor shows that more than 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment in recent weeks and…

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