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The Essential Caregiver Program: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

December 21, 2020

The Essential Caregiver (EC) program is a simple concept: Allow a single person, a family member or loved one, to have a controlled visit and help someone in senior living, even during times of restricted visitation, in order to counter the often severely detrimental health effects of loneliness and social isolation. But the implementation of…

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A New Era in Memory Care

December 21, 2020

Tom Alaimo, vice president of life enrichment and memory care at Trilogy Health Services, has been in memory care for more than 15 years and calls the field “near and dear to my heart.” “With COVID, the foundation and the philosophy hasn’t changed,” Alaimo says. “Just sometimes the way we go about it has.” Keeping…

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Argentum Introduces the 2020 Senior Living by Design Award Recipients

December 18, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) — Argentum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Senior Living by Design awards. The annual awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers who create communities of quality in innovative ways. Recipients of the 2020 awards include: San Sereno, Auria Senior Living Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, Belmont Village…

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Long-Term Care and Senior Living Leaders Emphasize Need for Residents and Staff to Receive Prioritization for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

November 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), LeadingAge, Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) released a joint statement today regarding distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine: “Since the start of the pandemic, heroic caregivers in long-term care and senior living communities have done everything in their…

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Argentum Releases Essential Caregiver Toolkit to Encourage Safer Visitation and Reduce Health Risks of Social Isolation on Older Adults

October 7, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation and loneliness for senior living residents have risen as visitation from loved ones has been curtailed. Social isolation in older adults is well-documented to increase risk of premature death—as harmful as high blood pressure, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But COVID-19…

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Ideas You Can Count On

September 23, 2020

Ultimately, efficiency is not about saving time or money. It’s about continually and effectively improving resident experience. In senior living, saving time or money isn’t sufficient for a program or process to prove itself. The ROI must include mission. The bottom line is quality. Attention to finances and resource use prepares a community to operate…

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Florida Senior Living Association President Appointed to Governor’s “Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities”

August 7, 2020

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced the formation of Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities. Members of the task force will work together to develop guidelines on how to safely allow family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities where visitation has been…

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2020 Best of the Best Awards: The Stories Behind the Honorees

August 3, 2020

  The Argentum Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative programs, products, and services that solve a challenge, advance excellence, and improve the future of senior living.  

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The Boom in Plant-Based Diets Brings Healthy Creativity to Menus

April 9, 2020

The revolution is here–the veg revolution, that is. Plant-forward eating styles are changing the way residents and communities think about food. “Plant-forward is an eating style focused on plant-based dishes like produce, whole grains, and legumes, but it’s not limited to that,” said Dana Fillmore, registered dietitian and marketing manager at Gordon Food Service. For…

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Why We Talk About Food When We Eat, and Other Mysteries Explained

April 9, 2020

It’s a great experience to have a single taste of a favorite food bring us back to another time and place. For writer and historian Nadia Berenstein, such phenomena are a life’s work. She has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in history and sociology of science with a concentration on flavor. The James…

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Women in the Food World: Working, Writing, Persisting

April 9, 2020

One of the first selections in Women on Food: Charlotte Druckman and 115 Writers, Chefs, Critics, Television Stars, and Eaters is a conversation with legendary writer and food historian Betty Fussell (New Yorker, Food & Wine, and the memoir My Kitchen Wars). “I began writing food articles in 1960 for Travel & Leisure, because we…

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Spice Blends Are On Trend for Healthy Variety

April 9, 2020

Herbs and spices are a powerhouse addition to senior living dining. They add a personal touch, the excitement of new flavor, and hearken to cultures and travels. Beyond that, they’re the new health boosters: A great way to reduce sodium, have anti-inflammatory properties, and are a prime component of the MIND Diet. The MIND Diet…

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