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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

Press Release

New University of Chicago Study Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Assisted Living Facilities Reported No COVID-Related Deaths

June 3, 2021

New research unveiled today by NORC at the University of Chicago found that nearly two-thirds of assisted living facilities reported no deaths from COVID-19 in 2020. The study calculates that average adjusted death rates from COVID-19 in assisted living was 19.3 per 1,000 residents.

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State Assisted Living Providers Billions Out of Pocket in COVID-19 Pandemic Losses 

June 2, 2021

Argentum releases list of top 15 states for assisted living seeing losses; national uncompensated losses seen hitting $30 billion, with little relief  (Alexandria, Va.) – New data released today underscore the dire predicament facing seniors and caregivers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projecting through the second quarter of 2021, many of the largest 15 states for senior living will incur hundreds of…

Press Release

New Research Shows Nation’s Senior Living Facilities Facing $30 Billion in Pandemic-Related Losses

May 19, 2021

Alexandria, Va. – New data released today shows that the nation’s senior living providers have incurred an estimated $22.5 billion in uncompensated financial losses to date, due to the burdens imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and uncompensated losses are expected to grow to $29.8 billion through the first half of 2021. While the federal government…

Magazine Article

Building The Future of Senior Living

May 5, 2021

The future needs for long-term care are daunting: By the end of the decade an additional 20 million Americans will be over age 65, and by 2060 nearly 95 million Americans will be age 65 or older. This aging population, especially those over 85 who are most in need of long-term care, is expected to…

Magazine Article

What You’re Helping to Accomplish In Washington—and What’s Ahead

May 5, 2021

The adage says that you can’t be in two places at once, but through Argentum, senior living advocates are able to have their voices heard in Washington while serving their communities. In the past three months alone, Argentum has: Met with more than 100 congressional offices and shared timely updates reaching every office on our…

Magazine Article

Countering Racism Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

May 5, 2021

In mid-February, at Lunar New Year, hundreds of volunteers organized to escort older Asian Americans to keep them safe during the holiday. While the support was a testament to the best of us, the reason it was needed was almost unspeakable: Attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) had become overt, violent, and often…

Press Release

Congress Fails Seniors and Caregivers in COVID Relief Package

March 4, 2021

Alexandria, Va. — Seniors and their caregivers will be left behind in a $1.9 trillion rescue package that Congress is expected to pass this weekend. Last week, the only proposed funds to support long-term care providers in the American Rescue Plan were eliminated due to “jurisdictional issues,” prior to the House advancing it to the…

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