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A Review of Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Its Impact for Senior Living

January 15, 2021

Last night, President-elect Biden released his proposed $1.9 trillion relief package that includes $415 billion focused on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, over $1 trillion in direct aid to individuals and families, and $440 billion in assistance to businesses. The plan is sweeping and proposes large-scale spending items such as $1,400 in additional stimulus checks, an extension…

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The 2020 Federal Election and the Senior Living Public Policy Roadmap

January 8, 2021

Overview The impact of the 2020 election will present a challenging public policy environment for senior living, unlike any it has seen over the last thirty-plus years. The result of a new administration and the flip of the U.S. Senate from Republican to Democratic control, will potentially result in increased oversight and regulation at the…

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What a Biden Administration May Mean for Senior Living

November 7, 2020

With several news outlets now calling the presidency for former Vice President Joe Biden, what can those across senior living expect from his Administration? Argentum continues to focus on COVID-19 and educating federal officials about the importance of processing relief payments, obtaining additional financial resources and testing support, preparing vaccine management, and instituting reasonable liability…

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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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Gov. Ducey Appoints Representatives from Arizona ALFA, Brookdale, LivGenerations, Spectrum to Task Force on Long-Term Care

August 31, 2020

Phoenix, Ariz. – Governor Doug Ducey announced the establishment of the Task Force On Long-Term Care. The task force will focus on developing recommendations and metrics on how and when visitation within long-term care facilities can be safely resumed and what steps facilities can take before then to help residents and their loved ones maintain…

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Argentum Advocates for You: 2020 Mid-Year Report

July 31, 2020

QUICK LINKS Federal Update State Update A MESSAGE FROM ARGENTUM These past four months have been among the most trying any of us have ever faced. Many of the challenges have been felt particularly hard in senior living communities, compounded by a scarcity of testing supplies and protective equipment. But at the same time the…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

December 6, 2019

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

September 23, 2019

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Intelligence Analysis: Telehealth As Alternative Revenue Stream

September 4, 2019

Shifting industry trends and regulatory change creates new opportunities for senior living to add services, further improve quality, and overcome challenges. These can also create new revenue streams that support such improved quality. Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business founded by former secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, performed…

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New Dining Opportunities Call for Changed Approach to Risk

June 25, 2019

Today, a senior living resident might have coffee and a bagel at an outdoor café, use a touchscreen to order lunch at a deli counter, and have dinner in a bistro-style open-kitchen restaurant, without leaving the community. But each type of dining carries different risks. Everything from the way people order, to food prep, to…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

June 19, 2019

ARIZONA AL Training Requirements – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR (SB 1244) Modifies the training program for AL communities to include training that is consistent with the training, competency and test methodology standards developed by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for in-home direct care workers. Stipulates that the Board must prescribe rules for AL…

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Trump Administration Moves to Finalize Rule on Pre-Dispute Arbitration

March 24, 2019

The Trump Administration is working to finalize a rule to make clear that long-term care communities can require residents or their families to agree—before a dispute arises—to settle complaints through arbitration rather than through litigation.  Simultaneously in Congress this week, legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to eliminate the agreements.  Rep. Hank…

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