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Congress Fails Seniors and Caregivers in COVID Relief Package

March 4, 2021

Alexandria, Va., — Seniors and their caregivers will be left behind in a $1.9 trillion rescue package that Congress is expected to pass this weekend. Last week, the only proposed funds to support long-term care providers in the American Rescue Plan were eliminated due to “jurisdictional issues,” prior to the House advancing it to the…

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Introducing LISA: A New Pathway to Request Staff Support for Monoclonal Antibody Infusions in Assisted Living/Long-Term Care

March 3, 2021

Argentum is excited to announce a new, grassroots opportunity facilitating the use of interested and qualified Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers to provide staff support for administering COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusions in assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities. The Long-Term Care Infusion Support Activity (LISA) is a collaborative initiative designed and supported by…

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Senior Living Providers: Share Your Data for the 2021 Argentum & Lument Largest Providers Report 

March 3, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Through filling out a 15-minute survey, your company can be part of a list that informs investors, media, product and service industries, executive search firms, developers, and market-watchers throughout the year: The 2021 Argentum & Lument Largest Providers Report. Last year’s report listed 150 providers and a total of more than 625,000 units. For the past two decades, we have…

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Argentum Welcomes Arena as Corporate Partner for Predictive Analytics

March 1, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, a national association advocating for quality of life for seniors, is pleased to announce Arena, a predictive analytics company that helps over 1,200 senior living, acute, and post-acute care facilities organize their workforces, has decided to enhance its membership commitment by becoming a new corporate partner with Argentum. Engagement in Argentum’s corporate…

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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…

Magazine Article

When It Comes to Change, No One Is Immune to the Effects

January 28, 2021

Around the new year, many people set resolutions to end or start new habits. But can we really change who we are—our personality? William Chopik’s research says yes. Not only does your personality change, but the way you feel about aging—and the way others around you regard age—changes. Chopik is a social-personality psychologist with multiple…

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Families in All Shapes, Sizes, and Ages Need Clear, Caring Communication

January 28, 2021

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, LCSW-C, CSP, is the author of “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One,” a speaker on senior living issues, and an instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program. Her firm, Jenerations Health Education, Inc., provides continuing education to health care workers in all areas and…

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Solid Tips on Time Management For These Rapidly Changing Times

January 28, 2021

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E®, “a time management coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed, and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident, and accomplished.” It offers group and one-on-one time management consulting. A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and television networks, she has published…

Magazine Article

Managing Remote Work and Workers Demands New Skills, New Techniques

January 28, 2021

Senior living communities are a “high-touch” environment. Care just can’t be done from a safe remove. But among those who support the industry, from the software developers to accountants to scientists to digital sales experts, and more—those who can work remotely are being encouraged to do so. And this sets up an entirely different set…

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A Change of Focus: Alleviating Loneliness Becomes a Major Concern

January 28, 2021

Everyone knew it was a problem that could get bigger. Reports and education covered it, many discussed it, and nearly everyone in senior living made it part of their mission to address it. But when the pandemic hit, another epidemic was revealed: Loneliness and social isolation. It affects health—reports put it at more dangerous than…

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AI Solutions Are Transforming Every Aspect of Senior Living

January 28, 2021

As artificial intelligence solutions grow both more sophisticated and prominent, they increasingly are not only taking root in people’s daily lives but growing in influence in how industries operate. Senior living is no exception. In fact, AI is taking on a more impactful part in an array of roles for senior living operations—from staffing and…

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Making Change a Positive

January 28, 2021

At the beginning of 2020, Merrill Gardens was excited and hard at work on a new opportunity: Its new brand for a moderate-priced model. “And then COVID hit,” writes Merrill Gardens president Tana Gall, in an email interview. “Like a lot of operators, at Merrill we went into all-hands-on-deck mode to support our communities as…

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