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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…

Magazine Article

The Effort to Get Heroes The Protection They Need

June 18, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, senior living providers have experienced grief, collaborated in heroic efforts, and been challenged continually to ensure safety and health for all in their communities. Two significant difficulties are navigating the often confusing and conflicting guidance issued by regulators and finding urgently needed additional critical care equipment, protective gear, and testing supplies…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

December 6, 2019

Magazine Article

Keynoter Conversation: Insights on Thriving In Polarized Times

October 16, 2019

Media entrepreneur and expert Jim VandeHei got to know his way around the worlds of media, business, and American politics—and then made those worlds collide. Named to Vanity Fair magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Information Age Thinkers” list for creating “the model for the new media success story,” he is co-founder and CEO of Axios, the…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

September 23, 2019

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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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