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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. Apply for the Argentum STAR program to be recognized for your extraordinary efforts.

 

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Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit, developed by Argentum, 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.

Argentum STAR Program

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Advocacy News

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Cannabis, Choice, and Your Community: Update on Practices and Problems

June 25, 2019

Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is a hot-button topic in senior living. Older adults are increasingly turning to cannabis products to ease conditions such as arthritis pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Adult children are using it to try to treat manifestations of dementia in their parents. In states where cannabis is legal, there’s a good…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

June 19, 2019

ARIZONA AL Training Requirements – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR (SB 1244) Modifies the training program for AL communities to include training that is consistent with the training, competency and test methodology standards developed by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for in-home direct care workers. Stipulates that the Board must prescribe rules for AL…

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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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Senate Aging Committee Holds Hearing on Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiver Benefits

April 5, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, before an audience of Alzheimer’s advocates, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee introduced the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation introduced with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) authorizes $20 million for Fiscal Year 2020 to Lifespan Respite Care program, with scheduled funding increasing by…

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Argentum Hosts Senior Living Professionals and Partners at Annual Public Policy Institute

April 2, 2019

The annual Argentum Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was held March 5-6 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to learn about Argentum’s public policy priorities from industry experts and distinguished guests while becoming a more effective advocate. The sessions at the Public Policy Institute on March 5 highlighted…

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Unveiling of the Medicare for All Act of 2019

March 24, 2019

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, unveiled HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019 which would transition our current health care system to a public single-payer system over a two-year period. Rep. Jayapal’s plan does not detail how it would be paid for but includes comprehensive and generous…

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Trump Administration Moves to Finalize Rule on Pre-Dispute Arbitration

March 24, 2019

The Trump Administration is working to finalize a rule to make clear that long-term care communities can require residents or their families to agree—before a dispute arises—to settle complaints through arbitration rather than through litigation.  Simultaneously in Congress this week, legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to eliminate the agreements.  Rep. Hank…

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