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Status Quo Workforce Strategies Are Failing Senior Living

April 20, 2022

SPONSORED CONTENT The senior living industry workforce has experienced a major shift. On-Shift’s latest Workforce 360 report shines a light on the shift, as senior living respondents cite staffing shortages (79%) as their top workforce challenge. To put this staffing shortage into perspective, there are over 10% fewer employees working today in senior living than…

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Argentum Implores Biden Administration to Protect Senior Living Residents from Dangerous Omicron Threat

January 12, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Calling the situation “entirely unacceptable” and dangerous, senior living advocates Argentum penned a letter to President Biden and the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) demanding that Americans in assisted living not be “Left Behind…Again,” for vital COVID testing, vaccines, and financial relief at a time the Omicron variant ravages the…

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NAACP Holding a Critical Role in Fighting COVID Misinformation

December 10, 2021

President and CEO of the NAACP Derrick Johnson has helped guide the Association through a period of re-envisioning and reinvigoration since he took office in 2017. In addition to campaigns in other areas, the NAACP under his leadership has addressed health issues and disparities, including through the 2020 We are Done Dying Campaign, exposing inequities…

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National Poll Shows Voters Want Biden Administration, Congress to Deliver COVID-19 Relief to Assisted Living

December 7, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – American voters of all political stripes agree that President Biden should prioritize assisted living communities for COVID-19 relief and workforce solutions as caregivers for the nation’s seniors face daunting pandemic-related financial losses and staffing shortages. The findings of a new national survey released by Argentum and conducted by ReconMR (Reconnaissance Market Research)…

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K4Connect Issues Quarterly Insights Report Surveying Provider Trends, Concerns

November 18, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C.—K4Connect released its second quarterly insights report today exploring key trends impacting resident safety, wellness and satisfaction in senior living. Over the past year, these topics have been increasingly top of mind for both residents and community leaders, and the new report reveals how technology is accelerating and supporting success in these areas. As senior…

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Older Adults Celebrate LGBT Identity, Pride in Art Exhibit, Book

September 28, 2021

Imagine 485 years. That’s 15.3 billion seconds, give or take a few. For the 12 LGBT+ older adults profiled in the ground-breaking project “Not Another Second,” it represents the collective time in which they lived either double lives or suppressed their true identities. (Note: Older adults and those in the exhibit prefer to use the…

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Argentum Apprenticeship Program Reports Ongoing Gains in Participation and Results

September 15, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has now supported more than 1,500 apprenticeships and is credited for opening doors by its employee partners, according to an announcement today at the 2021 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo in Phoenix. Argentum is the lead applicant and fiscal agent for the $6 million project,…

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Determined Support Plus Strategy Lead to Policy Wins for Seniors, Caregivers

September 13, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Heading up a roster of effective policy efforts over the past year, Argentum’s #ReleasethePRF campaign most recently helped push the release of $25.5 billion from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) for senior caregivers struggling due to COVID-19. On Sept. 10, Health and Human Services announced the move, which includes $17 billion in…

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“Standing With Seniors” Urges Biden Administration to #ReleasethePRF

August 25, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum today relaunched the Standing With Seniors website (standingwithseniors.com) that includes a “Seniors Can’t Wait” counter, highlighting the length of time senior living providers have been waiting for greater allocation of federal Provider Relief Fund dollars. The website also includes up-to-date information on how senior living providers have responded to the pandemic,…

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Argentum Joins Letter to Biden Administration, Announces August Campaign to #ReleasethePRF

August 11, 2021

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum president and CEO James Balda joined the leaders of three other organizations representing long-term care (LTC) providers in sending a letter to the Biden administration calling for immediate allocation of remaining Provider Relief Fund dollars. Argentum also announced a month-long advocacy campaign to support the release of these funds. “While much…

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A Look at Hours and Wages Changes for Early 2021

July 19, 2021

Employment in the senior living industry has trended steadily lower during the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning in March 2020, senior living payrolls contracted in 12 of the next 14 months. In total, more than 79,000 jobs were lost during this period: 8.1 percent of the industry’s employment base. As of April 2021, senior living employment was…

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New Research into the Needs, Wants & Challenges of Frontline Staff (Sponsored)

July 16, 2021

Sponsored by If there’s a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that senior living providers put an extra focus on listening to and supporting their staff. And to help providers continue this effort moving forward, OnShift recently surveyed more than 2,800 healthcare workers to gain insight into their daily lives, both personally and professionally. The…

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