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Experienced Director Returns to Benchmark’s Tatnuck Park at Worcester

July 2, 2018

Benchmark, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced the appointment of Jennifer LaCroix, CDAL, CDP, to the position of Executive Director for Tatnuck Park at Worcester, an assisted living and memory care community located in historic Tatnuck village. LaCroix previously served in this role from 2011 to 2013. At Tatnuck…

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Serving the Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

June 28, 2018

A nutritious, flavorful diet is fundamental to health and quality of life for senior living residents. However, older adults may face physical and cognitive challenges that make it difficult for them to gain adequate nutrition and satisfaction from their meals. How can providers meet these challenges to ensure optimum nutrition among a resident population with a…

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Food Safety and Worker Training: A Strategic Imperative

June 28, 2018

Food service operations in senior living communities are increasingly getting attention as a source of competitive advantage. David Koelling, president of Strategic Dining Services, a dining service and hospitality management provider, knows the strategic importance of the dining operation. “For many operators, dining is the number one controllable expense, and the biggest driver of resident…

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Adapting Menus to Changing Resident Preferences

June 28, 2018

At Brandywine Living, Sean Keating wants to stay on the cutting edge of culinary trends—but he also wants to tread with caution. As corporate director of culinary innovation, he recently launched a steakhouse, of sorts. It’s only open on Saturdays and only at one property. Residents can pick from three steaks, three sauces, two veggies,…

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House and Senate Continue Efforts to Curb Opioid Addiction

June 25, 2018

The House of Representatives is slated to pass over 59 bills coming from five different oversight committees addressing the opioid crisis.  The Senate Finance Committee has also unanimously approved legislation that combines 22 bills recently introduced by committee members.  The Senate opioid package includes provisions that would expand telehealth access for addiction treatment, remove lifetime…

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Argentum Applauds Sens. Casey and Collins in Their Efforts to Address Critical Shortage of Geriatric Health Professionals

June 25, 2018

To address the growing shortage of geriatric health care professionals and direct caregivers to support our aging population, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee respectively, introduced the Geriatrics Workforce Improvement Act. This legislation would reauthorize the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) and the…

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Argentum Joins CDW in Opposition to Union Card Check Legislation

June 25, 2018

In response to recent efforts by labor unions to garner support for stripping workers’ rights to secret ballots and private voting in union elections, in advance of the mid-term elections, Argentum joined Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) in strong opposition of S. 2810, the Workplace Democracy Act (WDA).  This far-reaching legislation would: Strip workers’…

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Unveils Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act of 2018

June 25, 2018

To address the growing need for long-term care supports and services for over 90 million Americans age 65 and older by 2055, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) unveiled a discussion draft to create a new Medicare benefit that would extend services to eligible beneficiaries for long-term care. The proposal would cover all long-term services and supports,…

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