The adage says that you can’t be in two places at once, but through Argentum, senior living advocates are able to have their voices heard in Washington while serving their communities.
In the past three months alone, Argentum has:
What it means to you
Last year, Argentum was successful in many advocacy initiatives that made and will continue to make a difference down to the individual community level:
Paving the way
Unfortunately, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package did not include any dedicated relief for long-term care facilities, including senior living.
While these amendments were not adopted, the efforts are not in vain. Our tireless efforts educating lawmakers on the critical needs of senior living operators is paving the way for future action. At the time of publication, letters are circulating on Capitol Hill at the request of Argentum: Bipartisan groups of lawmakers are urging the Biden administration for a fair and equitable allocation of the estimated $23 billion in remaining relief funds to senior living providers.
These letters, combined with the letter we sent to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra immediately following his confirmation, help underscore the need for relief.
It’s been just over a year since the pandemic dramatically altered our lives. A year ago, we could never have imagined the sheer scope of its horrifying impact, but so too we could never have imagined the progress we are making as cases plummet.
As communities begin to return to normal, Argentum will remain on the front lines advocating on behalf of the nearly 2 million seniors who call our communities home and our million caregivers who serve them. We remain committed to securing immediate financial relief through any means possible to recoup losses sustained from serving this most at-risk population, and counteracting increased oversight and scrutiny as we work to preserve the state regulatory oversight model that has served our communities and residents for decades.
Together, we can and will lead the industry in our advocacy efforts. We encourage everyone in the industry to join Argentum Advocates, a free program designed to educate and engage individuals who are interested in advocacy and policy issues related to the senior living industry. Collectively, we can influence change that will improve senior living care and services.
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