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GAO Releases Report on Medicaid Funding in Assisted Living

February 22, 2018

Background On Feb. 5, the GAO released a report entitled “Medicaid Assisted Living Services: Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare Is Needed.” The report comes in response to a 2015 request from Sens. Collins (R-ME), McCaskill (D-MO), Warren (D-MA) and Hatch (R-UT) for a review of Medicaid spending, and federal and state oversight…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

February 22, 2018

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President Trump Unveils $4.4 Trillion Budget for FY 2019

February 13, 2018

On Feb. 11, 2018, the Trump administration released a proposal for government funding for FY 2019. This funding comes on the heels of Congress enacting a two-year budget agreement that sets spending limits for both defense related-matters and domestic programs. The proposed budget blueprint funds domestic program levels significantly below the Congressional agreement and also repeals…

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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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Managing the Biggest Community Expenses: Labor, Food & Energy

October 31, 2017

The elements of operational expenditure are discrete, quantifiable, and eminently manageable. Labor. Food. Energy. Each can be addressed as a unique problem set. The brightest operators—along with the sharpest vendors—have come up with a whole menu of options when it comes to managing costs in each of these critical areas, from waste in the kitchen,…

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2017 Largest Providers

October 31, 2017

The senior living industry has continued to evolve and expand since Senior Living Executive began publishing the annual largest providers list two decades ago. In that time, companies have been bought and sold, consolidated, reorganized, rebranded, expanded, contracted, and folded altogether. This year’s largest provider, Brookdale, became, by far, the largest player in the industry…

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Argentum Member Workforce Survey

October 18, 2017

Senior Living Executive surveyed Argentum members to gather data on recruitment practices and retention of senior living professionals. We received over 200 responses, from predominantly management and senior-level positions, to inquiries relating to demographics, length of employment in senior living, employment in other industries, and projected desire to remain in senior living, among other questions.…

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Innovation Plus Outreach Critical to Meet the Coming Wave in Memory Care

August 25, 2017

Watch out for the “hockey stick.” That’s the metaphor for the shape data takes on a chart when there’s a sharp uptick ahead. And that’s what the numbers on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia look like from this moment until 2050: going up, and fast. How can senior living leaders prepare for this abrupt spike in…

Research Article

‘Brain Speed’ Aids in Preventing Senior Falls

January 4, 2017

A team of researchers set out to discover whether and why an older adult successfully recovers from a stumble, finding that it’s not only lower limb strength, perception of limb position but also “brain speed” or complex and simple reaction times.

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CMS Unveils Consumer Websites for Comparing Rehab Facilities, LTC Hospitals

December 22, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled two new websites for consumers that include information about the quality of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals.

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Argentum Encourages Participation in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

December 20, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

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Hawaii Is Healthiest State, Mississippi Has Most Room for Improvement

December 20, 2016

America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was released this week, offering benchmarks to compare state performance and national standards, and showing that the nation is experiencing declines in smoking, preventable hospitalizations and the uninsured, but c

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