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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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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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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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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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Bruce Tulgan, Expert on Leadership and Management, Addresses Generational Divide in the Workplace

February 8, 2018

Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference speaker Bruce Tulgan, founder and chairman of RainmakerThinking, has been tracking and researching generational shift in more than 400 organizations for about a quarter-century. The grown-ups are leaving,” said Tulgan. “They’re taking with them collective skills, knowledge, institutional memory, and the last vestiges of the work ethic.” Tulgan says one…

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An International Design Approach for the Future of Aging

February 8, 2018

Senior living communities face significant challenges as older adults increasingly choose to age in their own homes. To adapt, senior living operators must focus on approaches that make communities and the accompanying lifestyle less “institutional,” according to USC professor of architecture and gerontology, Victor Regnier, FAIA, who will take the Mainstage at the Argentum Senior…

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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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