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Argentum’s Senior Living Impact Initiative Offers Data on the Widespread Effects of the Industry

April 17, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, Argentum introduced Senior Living Impact at the 2019 Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio. The initiative was born from the need to share the story of senior living’s far-reaching impact at both the federal and state levels. In support of the initiative, Argentum partnered with Tripp Umbach, a nationally recognized consulting firm…

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Argentum Unites Behind Apprenticeship, Workforce Development Metrics

April 16, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—James Balda, Argentum president & CEO, announced an ambitious agenda today, at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas, to recruit, retain, and measure the senior living workforce. A defined career path in the industry is critical, and Balda announced that Argentum will sponsor the first ever national apprenticeship for…

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Argentum Announces Partnership with National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ Program

April 16, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Argentum announced a partnership with the leader in food safety training and certification—the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ program. ServSafe is widely respected in the foodservice industry as the leader in food safety training, offering resources and examinations created by foodservice and…

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New Women in Leadership Initiative Guides Argentum’s Focus on Leadership Development

April 15, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—A new Women in Leadership initiative is serving as a focal point at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference, which kicked off today in San Antonio, Texas. The initiative, first announced in October 2018, is designed to celebrate the contributions women have made to the senior living industry and to create a pathway…

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Breaking Through: A Focus on Women in Senior Living Leadership

April 2, 2019

Women dominate in the senior living workforce. Four out of five professionals who care for seniors are women—and women don’t just work in senior living: They lead. Unlike in the general business world, where the glass ceiling is still very much intact, women hold nearly 70 percent of senior living management jobs. Last fall Argentum…

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House Committee Approves $15-an-Hour Federal Minimum Wage Legislation

March 24, 2019

The House Education and Labor Committee approved a bill on March 6th that would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.  HR 582, was approved along party lines and would increase the federal minimum wage by 2024.  The legislation would eventually phase out lower wage levels for tipped workers and disabled workers. Currently…

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Department of Labor Releases Proposed Overtime Rule

March 24, 2019

As anticipated, earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime.  This proposed rule is generally referred to as the “Overtime Rule”. Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually)…

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The Gerontological Society of America Welcomes New Partners for Careers in Aging Week

February 28, 2019

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and its educational organization, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, have unveiled new and forthcoming resources for Careers in Aging Week, taking place from March 3 to 9, 2019. Joining GSA for the first time in promoting this event are the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted…

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WALA Commends Gov. Evers on Creation of Caregiving Task Force

February 23, 2019

MADISON, WIS. – The Wisconsin Assisted Living Association commends Governor Tony Evers for signing an executive order today establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving. The task force will be charged with identifying strategies to attract and retain a strong direct care workforce, supporting families providing care for their loved ones, assessing compensation and fringe…

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Argentum Receives Certification as a Great Place to Work

February 8, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.) — Argentum, a national association dedicated to supporting senior living providers, is pleased to announce that the organization was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Argentum earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. “It is exciting to…

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Argentum Unveils Education Pipeline Connection for Senior Living Providers, Jobseekers

February 4, 2019

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum, a national association advocating for quality of life for seniors, announces a new web tool to help senior living professionals and jobseekers locate and connect with relevant college programs. The Education Pipeline addresses a problem that industry leaders identified in Argentum surveys and listening sessions: although there are thousands of education…

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Senior Living Certification Commission to Offer On-Demand Testing for Certified Director of Assisted Living Exam

October 15, 2018

Beginning in January 2019, SLCC will offer on-demand testing for the CDAL exam enabling executive directors to take the test at their convenience.

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