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What a Biden Administration May Mean for Senior Living

November 7, 2020

With several news outlets now calling the presidency for former Vice President Joe Biden, what can those across senior living expect from his Administration? Argentum continues to focus on COVID-19 and educating federal officials about the importance of processing relief payments, obtaining additional financial resources and testing support, preparing vaccine management, and instituting reasonable liability…

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The Impact of the Election on Senior Living

November 4, 2020

As of this writing, the election results to determine the next president are still too close to call, with several battleground states still tabulating final vote totals. Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, the priorities and needs of our communities and the residents they care for remain the same. We are continuing to…

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Many Senior Living Communities Are Still Waiting for Essential Financial Relief in the Wake of COVID-19

November 2, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Despite caring for the population most vulnerable to COVID-19, many assisted living providers are still waiting for financial relief, according to a new survey conducted by Argentum. To date, assisted living providers are expected to receive about $3 billion from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund while other providers, including hospitals and…

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Argentum Releases Essential Caregiver Toolkit to Encourage Safer Visitation and Reduce Health Risks of Social Isolation on Older Adults

October 7, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation and loneliness for senior living residents have risen as visitation from loved ones has been curtailed. Social isolation in older adults is well-documented to increase risk of premature death—as harmful as high blood pressure, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But COVID-19…

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Argentum Announces Maggie Elehwany, J.D., as Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

September 7, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) — Argentum is pleased to announce that Maggie Elehwany, J.D., has joined the association in the newly created role of senior vice president, public affairs. In this role, she will be responsible for leading Argentum’s public policy team and working closely with Argentum’s Public Policy Committee to build upon the association’s government relations…

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

September 2, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – 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…

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Gov. Ducey Appoints Representatives from Arizona ALFA, Brookdale, LivGenerations, Spectrum to Task Force on Long-Term Care

August 31, 2020

Phoenix, Ariz. – Governor Doug Ducey announced the establishment of the Task Force On Long-Term Care. The task force will focus on developing recommendations and metrics on how and when visitation within long-term care facilities can be safely resumed and what steps facilities can take before then to help residents and their loved ones maintain…

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Florida Senior Living Association President Appointed to Governor’s “Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities”

August 7, 2020

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced the formation of Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities. Members of the task force will work together to develop guidelines on how to safely allow family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities where visitation has been…

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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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