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Seniors and Caregivers Continue to be Overlooked in COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

February 12, 2021

Alexandria, Va., Feb. 12, 2021 — Now a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of assisted living facilities are still waiting for federal COVID-19 relief, and for over half of them, closures are imminent, according to a recent Argentum member survey. They have faced over $15 billion in increased expenses and lost revenue, and these…

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The Essential Caregiver Program: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

December 21, 2020

The Essential Caregiver (EC) program is a simple concept: Allow a single person, a family member or loved one, to have a controlled visit and help someone in senior living, even during times of restricted visitation, in order to counter the often severely detrimental health effects of loneliness and social isolation. But the implementation of…

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Many Senior Living Communities Are Still Waiting for Essential Financial Relief in the Wake of COVID-19

November 2, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – Despite caring for the population most vulnerable to COVID-19, many assisted living providers are still waiting for financial relief, according to a new survey conducted by Argentum. To date, assisted living providers are expected to receive about $3 billion from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund while other providers, including hospitals and…

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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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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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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…

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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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Providers and Partners Fulfill Their Missions, Far and Wide

June 18, 2020

“There will be some new heroes before this is all over,” wrote Michel Augsburger, chairman and CEO at Chancellor Health Care, LLC. He’s correct. There are too many heroes to name, even as of early May, when this is being written. Even on a normal day, people in this industry go above and beyond. During…

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Argentum Calls for Transparency in COVID-19 State Reporting

May 11, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) — Today, Argentum, the leading national association serving senior living providers, has called for transparency in COVID-19 reporting among the states by releasing the following statement and call to action: ____________________ Openness and transparency are critical to maintaining the valued trust of senior living residents, families, employees, and the public. As such, Argentum members continue to…

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Argentum, ASHA Launch FastMatch for Displaced Workers

April 7, 2020

Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) have announced a new resource to guide workers who have been displaced due to the fallout from COVID-19 into employment opportunities in senior living. The latest data from the Department of Labor shows that more than 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment in recent weeks and…

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