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HHS Office of Inspector General Report Identifies Vulnerabilities in Medicare Hospice Program

August 20, 2018

As part of OIG’s ongoing efforts to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and more than 100 other HHS programs, it recently released a report identifying vulnerabilities to fraud and poor care. The new report covers hospice care since 2005 and increases in utilization and reimbursement. OIG made more than a dozen recommendations…

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Heritage Senior Living Partners with UW-Milwaukee on Technology Initiative

August 16, 2018

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Heritage Senior Living announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Partners for Health. The partnership will allow students from the College of Health Sciences and College of Nursing the opportunity to work with residents of Heritage Senior Living communities to research which emerging technologies can improve the health and quality of…

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11 Trends in Dining Design for the Next Generation

June 28, 2018

For decades, the senior living dining experience was marked by capacious formal dining rooms with banquet-style seating, white tablecloths, and little palpable difference in atmosphere from one meal to the next. The result was something consistent and pleasant but static, limited, and predictable. Then came the baby boomers. The arrival of a new generation of…

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Serving the Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

June 28, 2018

A nutritious, flavorful diet is fundamental to health and quality of life for senior living residents. However, older adults may face physical and cognitive challenges that make it difficult for them to gain adequate nutrition and satisfaction from their meals. How can providers meet these challenges to ensure optimum nutrition among a resident population with a…

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Food Safety and Worker Training: A Strategic Imperative

June 28, 2018

Food service operations in senior living communities are increasingly getting attention as a source of competitive advantage. David Koelling, president of Strategic Dining Services, a dining service and hospitality management provider, knows the strategic importance of the dining operation. “For many operators, dining is the number one controllable expense, and the biggest driver of resident…

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Adapting Menus to Changing Resident Preferences

June 28, 2018

At Brandywine Living, Sean Keating wants to stay on the cutting edge of culinary trends—but he also wants to tread with caution. As corporate director of culinary innovation, he recently launched a steakhouse, of sorts. It’s only open on Saturdays and only at one property. Residents can pick from three steaks, three sauces, two veggies,…

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House and Senate Continue Efforts to Curb Opioid Addiction

June 25, 2018

The House of Representatives is slated to pass over 59 bills coming from five different oversight committees addressing the opioid crisis.  The Senate Finance Committee has also unanimously approved legislation that combines 22 bills recently introduced by committee members.  The Senate opioid package includes provisions that would expand telehealth access for addiction treatment, remove lifetime…

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Interest Deduction Cap Applicability Included in Tax Reform Measure

June 25, 2018

To ensure that capital for senior housing (including assisted living, memory care residences, and CCRCs) is not excluded from TCJA interest deduction provisions, Argentum along with other allied senior housing partners are working with Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to clarify the intent of the Senate Finance Committee…

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Argentum Introduces Senior Living IQ Initiative, Demonstrating a Continued Investment in Quality

May 16, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today Argentum launched a new initiative, Senior Living IQ, at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, Calif. Senior Living IQ is focused on supporting the ongoing investment in quality of life for residents of senior living communities. “The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and…

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Argentum Honors Recipients of the 2018 Hero and Senior Living Community Leadership Awards

May 16, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Argentum recognized four extraordinary senior living employees at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, Calif. They represent this year’s recipients of the Argentum Hero Awards, honoring employees who represent the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication across the industry, and the Argentum Senior Living Community Leadership Award, recognizing exemplary…

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What Defines a Senior Living Hero?

May 15, 2018

Presenting the 2018 Argentum Hero and Senior Living Community Leadership Award Winners The annual Argentum Hero Awards and Senior Living Community Leadership Award recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving across senior living and who showcase the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication. They are recognized each…

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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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