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One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington, D.C., as well as across all 50 states. Our goal is to advocate for meaningful laws and regulations and try to prevent passage of reform that would negatively impact our member companies and the residents they serve.

Argentum members can use the Grassroots Toolkit and Resource Bank to support communication efforts with representatives and encourage knowledge building around trending issues that may affect senior living.

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Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit explains the importance of grassroots advocacy and provides effective communication tools.
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Resource Bank

The resource bank provides links to resources on topics trending on the state and federal level.

Advocacy News

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A Review of Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Its Impact for Senior Living

January 15, 2021

Last night, President-elect Biden released his proposed $1.9 trillion relief package that includes $415 billion focused on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, over $1 trillion in direct aid to individuals and families, and $440 billion in assistance to businesses. The plan is sweeping and proposes large-scale spending items such as $1,400 in additional stimulus checks, an extension…

Press Release

New Argentum Advocates Program Aims to Bring More Voices Directly to Lawmakers

January 14, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the long-term care industry through the media and on Capitol Hill. As a result, it’s more critical than ever that the industry unites to tell the story of senior living. Leading the effort, Argentum has launched a new Argentum Advocates program, focused on sharing critical…

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The 2020 Federal Election and the Senior Living Public Policy Roadmap

January 8, 2021

Overview The impact of the 2020 election will present a challenging public policy environment for senior living, unlike any it has seen over the last thirty-plus years. The result of a new administration and the flip of the U.S. Senate from Republican to Democratic control, will potentially result in increased oversight and regulation at the…

Magazine Article

The Essential Caregiver Program: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

December 21, 2020

The Essential Caregiver (EC) program is a simple concept: Allow a single person, a family member or loved one, to have a controlled visit and help someone in senior living, even during times of restricted visitation, in order to counter the often severely detrimental health effects of loneliness and social isolation. But the implementation of…

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Long-Term Care and Senior Living Leaders Emphasize Need for Residents and Staff to Receive Prioritization for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

November 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), LeadingAge, Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) released a joint statement today regarding distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine: “Since the start of the pandemic, heroic caregivers in long-term care and senior living communities have done everything in their…

News

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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