ALEXANDRIA, Va.– This year, Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards operators of senior living communities, complementing the state laws and regulations governing the operation of those communities.
The standards represent an essential part of demonstrating the senior living industry’s commitment to excellence in consumer and resident rights, quality improvement, workforce practices and regulatory compliance. With additional attestations forthcoming, 1,964 communities from member and non-member owners/operators already have attested their compliance to these standards: Belmont Village Senior Living; Benchmark Senior Living; Brandywine Living; Brightview Senior Living; Brookdale; Century Park Associates; Closup I, Inc. d.b.a. Edenton; Commonwealth Assisted Living; Elmcroft Senior Living; Era Living LLC; Five Star Senior Living; Garlands of Barrington; Hearth Management LLC; HHHunt Senior Living; Integral Senior Living; Kensington Senior Living; Legend Senior Living; Life Care Services; Meridian Senior Living; Merrill Gardens; New Perspective Senior Living; Pathway Senior Living; Sagora Senior Living; Senior Lifestyle Corp.; Senior Living Communities LLC; Silverado; The Arbor Company.
“Standards compliance is a meaningful symbol that a senior living community meets demanding quality expectations,” said Argentum CEO & President James Balda. “It provides peace of mind to residents and their families, demonstrating that extra steps have been taken to ensure comfort, health and happiness.”
Argentum is continuing to gather insight from internal and external partners in order to expand on the Phase 1 standards and help identify more comprehensive quality standards for Phase 2 and beyond. More information about Argentum’s Standards for Senior Living can be found at argentum.org/standards.
Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults. Argentum’s programs promote business and operational excellence designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit Argentum’s website at www.argentum.org.
Sharon Cohen, Editor