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Argentum Establishes Senior Living Standards Commission

October 12, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum’s Board of Directors has voted to establish the new Senior Living Standards Commission, which is charged with developing and maintaining voluntary standards for senior living. The Commission will be comprised of volunteer subject matter experts and other stakeholders having an interest in senior living. “By establishing this new commission, Argentum is…

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10 Amenities Adult Children Seek in a Senior Living Community

August 28, 2018

For two years, Karen Neetz knew it was time for her mother, who is now 90, to move to a senior living community, but she struggled to find one that was a good fit. She started with a list of 22, then narrowed it down to 10. She toured communities, tracked them on a large…

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Of Passion and Postage: Channeling Grief into Action

August 28, 2018

You may not think much about the stamps you use for mail—generally anything in stock at the post office will do. However, with the Alzheimer’s semipostal fundraising stamp, you’re not just getting postage: You’re getting a story. That’s because this stamp is the culmination of two individuals’ hard work and determination to raise funds that…

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Using Best Practices, Education, and Engagement to Promote Resident Safety

August 28, 2018

Elder abuse can take many forms in community settings. In one case, a resident was being bullied by her neighbor. She was reluctant to speak out and became depressed, and her family eventually moved her to a different community. Another resident was treated roughly by a caregiver at a community that was understaffed. In another…

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What Role Does Gender Play in Senior Living?

August 28, 2018

New realities, expectations drive changes and choice Nationally, senior residences are home to more than twice as many women than men, according to a 2017 Argentum report. A Pew research study shows more older couples living together. A British study reveals nearly half of older men suffer from loneliness that could compromise their health. A…

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HHS Office of Inspector General Report Identifies Vulnerabilities in Medicare Hospice Program

August 20, 2018

As part of OIG’s ongoing efforts to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and more than 100 other HHS programs, it recently released a report identifying vulnerabilities to fraud and poor care. The new report covers hospice care since 2005 and increases in utilization and reimbursement. OIG made more than a dozen recommendations…

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3 Dining Dialogues at the Hive: Staff Training, Best Practices in Quality, and Corporate Standards

March 28, 2018

Creating a happy, healthy dining experience for your senior communities takes more than quality ingredients and a qualified cook. It takes planning and effective communication from everyone from the corporate office to the new hire. The challenges of running an effective dining department will be the focus of three Hive discussions on Tuesday, May 15…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

March 28, 2018

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5 Ways Senior Living Providers Can Fight the Loneliness Epidemic

February 27, 2018

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

February 22, 2018

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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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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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