Press Release

Argentum Launches Senior Living Works Initiative at Annual Conference

May 15, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, Calif., Argentum introduced a new initiative aimed at solving the recruitment and retention challenges facing the industry. The initiative, Senior Living Works, provides a path for senior living leaders to grow the pipeline of workers and connect to educators nationwide, with a…

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New Chair, Members Elected to the Argentum Board of Directors

May 15, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Argentum announced today that Tim Buchanan, president and CEO at Legend Senior Living, was elected to serve as the new chairman of the Argentum Board of Directors. Most recently, he served as the vice chairman on the board. Considered a pioneer in the industry, Buchanan also served as the first chairman of the Senior…

Magazine Article

Recognizing the Industry’s Best of the Best

May 14, 2018

Keeping residents and staff fully engaged can be an ongoing challenge in any senior living community. The best providers create initiatives to foster this key component of individual and community well-being. Four outstanding programs to increase resident and employee engagement have been selected as Argentum’s 2018 Best of the Best Award winners. A filmmaking activity…

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Argentum Research Reveals Socioeconomic Portrait of Today’s Senior Living Employee

May 14, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—The senior living employee is the industry’s most important asset and knowing who makes up that workforce is critical to its success. Nearly 1 million people serve in positions across senior living and that workforce is expected to grow to 1.2 million by 2026. As the industry needs to recruit and retain an additional…

News

Entitlement Reform Unlikely This Year

April 25, 2018

With the planned retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), mid-term elections, and President Trump’s campaign pledge not to cut Social Security and Medicare, House and Senate GOP members have indicated that the possibility of entitlement reform this year or in the next Congress is very slim.  House members discussed their skepticism at a recent…

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Sens. Collins, Warner, and Markey Call for Increased Investment in Alzheimer’s Research

April 25, 2018

The National Alzheimer’s Project Plan Act passed and signed into law in December 2010, set the goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. In support, Sens. Collins, Warner, and Markey were joined by 35 bipartisan Senate colleagues in a letter to the Appropriations Committee urging support for continued and increased funding of…

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House and Senate Aim to Vote on Opioid Legislation by Memorial Day Recess

April 25, 2018

Health Oversight Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have held a series of hearings over the past two months to discuss and receive input on a legislative package to address the opioid crisis. Over 30 individual bills have been introduced that aim to address the crisis primarily though Medicare and…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

April 24, 2018

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CALA Launches New Workforce Development Webpage for Senior Living Providers

April 19, 2018

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) today launched a new Workforce Development webpage offering tools for senior living providers to develop, recruit and retain highly qualified team members to serve senior care residents throughout the state. “Assisted living in California is growing exponentially,” said Sally Michael, CALA President. “As such, one of…

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3 Reasons to Nurture Employee Strengths

April 12, 2018

While it’s necessary to pattern interrupt when employees are making mistakes, primarily spending time correcting their weaknesses is not an effective management strategy. In order to get the most out of their employees, organizations should take a much different approach. During his presentation at Argentum’s Senior Living Executive Conference in May, Marcus Buckingham—global researcher, best-selling…

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How to Get Out of a Job Search Rut

April 5, 2018

You wake up tired. You go to bed tired and feel frustrated all the time. You need a new job, but are you going about the search in the right way? What can you do to make the most of your job-searching time and, more important, keep you stress-free? Here are some ideas to help…

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Argentum Welcomes John Schulte as Vice President of Quality Improvement

April 5, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Argentum has named John Schulte as vice president of quality improvement. Schulte will support the continued development of the association’s quality initiative, which includes a multi-phased strategy for creating awareness and education, developing standards and guidelines, as well as certification and credentialing for senior living professionals. In 2015, Argentum cited quality improvement as one…

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