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President Trump Signs RAISE Family Caregivers Act Into Law

February 22, 2018

On Jan. 22, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028/HR 3759). This new law will: Require HHS to develop, maintain and update a National Family Caregiving Strategy, offering resources and education opportunities to family caregivers in the United States; Require HHS to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council…

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Crafting a Strategic Plan Before Disaster Strikes

February 22, 2018

As a brutal cold snap battered the East Coast in December 2017, Jon Tagatz was reminded of another especially cold season four years ago, when he saw his community get swamped, literally. As executive director of The Heritage at Brentwood in Brentwood, Tenn., an LCS community, he had the helm when freezing temperatures burst 30…

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Senior Living Certification Commission Announces 100 New Certified Directors of Assisted Living

February 22, 2018

The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a new class of 100 senior living professionals who have earned its Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential. Since the CDAL program’s launch in 2016, 433 professionals have now received the credential.

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Argentum’s Maribeth Bersani Featured as Guest Expert in #ElderCareChat Discussion on Using Your Five Senses to Make a Senior Living Decision

February 16, 2018

Argentum was pleased to join last week’s #ElderCareChat, with COO Maribeth Bersani serving as an expert panelist. Bersani engaged participants in an enlightening Twitter conversation about the importance of using your senses to select the right senior living community for you or for a loved one. The hour-long #ElderCareChat, which was inspired by a recent…

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Riding to Fund Alzheimer’s Research, Patient Care, and Support

February 15, 2018

How does an owner of a senior living company, who’s a fan of the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols basketball team and admirer of their coach, Pat Summitt, work to support the fight against Alzheimer’s? Joshua Crisp, founder, president, and CEO of Solinity, based in Knoxville, Tenn., didn’t have to search long to find his…

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Entertainment Copyright and Licensing: What You Need to Know

February 15, 2018

Playing a movie or music in your community is popular with residents and offers the added benefit of encouraging social interaction. But are you aware of when it’s considered a public performance and a license is required? More than a few communities find the answer to that question when they receive a letter stating they’re…

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Be Sure to Secure a License to Show Movies in Your Community

February 5, 2018

If your community allows residents or staff to play movies in communal areas, such as in a theater, lounge, or community room, please be advised that a public performance license is required in accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act. Closed circuit television systems playing movies on a dedicated in-house channel are also subject to public…

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Complete the 2018 State of Seniors Housing Survey

February 5, 2018

Please forward the 2018 State of Seniors Housing survey to the appropriate individual in your organization to complete in its entirety. Completed surveys should be emailed to colleen.blumenthal@healthtrust.com by close of business Monday, March 19, 2018. Questions about the survey should be directed to Colleen Blumenthal of HealthTrust, LLC at (941) 363-7502 or at her email address noted…

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Support Alzheimer’s Research with Purchase of Semipostal Stamp

January 12, 2018

On November 30, 2017 the U.S. Postal Service issued the first ever Alzheimer’s Disease Research Semipostal Stamp. The stamp was issued under the Semipostal Authorization Act, which grants the U.S. Postal Service discretionary authority to issue and sell semipostal stamps to advance causes it considers to be ‘‘in the national public interest and appropriate.’’ Semipostal…

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An Executive Director’s Keys to Navigating a Successful Community Renovation

January 2, 2018

Renovating a senior living community while it is presently occupied is a little like trying to replace the wing on an airplane in flight. Maybe it’s possible, but it sure isn’t easy. There’s dust and noise, and sometimes the contractor shuts off the water. Residents may have to shift rooms. Common areas get blocked. Staffing…

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White House Unveils Significant Healthcare Changes

October 13, 2017

President Trump made two key moves this week that will significantly affect the current state of healthcare in the United States. He issued an executive order with a goal of providing Americans and their employers with more affordable options in the healthcare marketplace, and said the administration will immediately stop funding for subsidy payments to…

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Florida Legislators, U.S. Senators Focus on Disaster Preparedness for Older Americans

September 20, 2017

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