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Senior Living Industry Groups Join Forces as Catalysts for Diversity and Inclusion

January 13, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) have formed the Senior Living DEIB Coalition in a shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) to empower businesses operating in and around senior living. The goal is to co-create a plan of action and strategy around DEIB, including the…

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Argentum Implores Biden Administration to Protect Senior Living Residents from Dangerous Omicron Threat

January 12, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Calling the situation “entirely unacceptable” and dangerous, senior living advocates Argentum penned a letter to President Biden and the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) demanding that Americans in assisted living not be “Left Behind…Again,” for vital COVID testing, vaccines, and financial relief at a time the Omicron variant ravages the…

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Florida Governor Answers Argentum’s Call to Provide Assisted Living Communities COVID Rapid Test Kits

January 6, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Assisted living advocates Argentum on Jan. 6 offered praise for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his announcement that up to 1 million COVID rapid test kits will be made available to the state’s assisted living and nursing home communities. The state is setting an example for the Biden Administration to follow on…

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Argentum Launches Visioning & Strategic Planning for the Future of Senior Living

December 22, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Experiencing the headwinds of the pandemic and the enormous changes brought to the senior living industry, the Argentum board of directors has launched an industry and association visioning and strategic planning process to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.  To ensure objectivity and inclusiveness in the process, Argentum executed an open selection proposal process for guidance, selecting THRUUE Inc.,…

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Argentum Statement on the Passing of Senator Johnny Isakson

December 20, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Sunday, December 19, 2021, we  lost a statesman, distinguished public servant, and tremendous supporter of seniors, Senator Johnny Isakson. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family, his former staff, and the people of Georgia whom he loved and served so ably for many years. “Senator Isakson was a consistent and…

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Argentum Calls Out Biden Administration for Indefensibly Low COVID Relief Payments for Senior Living Caregivers

December 15, 2021

One day after HHS/HRSA said it is releasing $9 billion in Provider Relief Funds, the methodology used for provider payments points to the Administration leaving senior living behind…again. (Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum said the way in which the Biden Administration is determining COVID relief payments for assisted living communities is unconscionable, amounting to a slap…

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HHS Distributes $9 Billion in Phase 4 Provider Relief Funds Amid Argentum Push for Targeted COVID Support

December 14, 2021

More than 69,000 healthcare providers will get payments, but Biden Administration still has not committed to targeting relief for senior living caregivers hit hardest by pandemic. (Alexandria, Va.) – The Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it is distributing $9 billion in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments for healthcare providers harmed…

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Argentum Celebrates First Cohort to Complete LEAD Program

December 8, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum’s Leadership Advancement & Development (LEAD) program’s first cohort of 20 senior living professionals was celebrated at Argentum’s Senior Living Leadership Summit for completing a year of training and education.    The select group of senior living professionals at the regional or corporate level is nominated by senior living executives and given opportunities for…

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National Poll Shows Voters Want Biden Administration, Congress to Deliver COVID-19 Relief to Assisted Living

December 7, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – American voters of all political stripes agree that President Biden should prioritize assisted living communities for COVID-19 relief and workforce solutions as caregivers for the nation’s seniors face daunting pandemic-related financial losses and staffing shortages. The findings of a new national survey released by Argentum and conducted by ReconMR (Reconnaissance Market Research)…

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Argentum CEO James Balda Named to The Hill’s ‘Top Lobbyist’ List for 2021

December 1, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – The Hill newspaper named Argentum President and Chief Executive Officer James Balda as one of Washington DC’s top lobbyists of 2021, marking national recognition for the advocacy work of the senior living association as it fights for targeted federal pandemic relief for its assisted living caregivers. The Hill said 2021 witnessed a…

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Argentum Takes #DontLeaveUsBehindAgain Campaign for COVID Relief for Assisted Living to Pennsylvania

November 17, 2021

Harrisburg, Pa. – Saying enough is enough, senior living advocates converged on the Pennsylvania capital today, calling on the Biden Administration and Congress to target COVID relief and workforce solutions to assisted living and memory care communities amid a financial and staffing shortage crisis in the state and across the country. In a press conference…

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Argentum Calls on Biden Administration to Finally Act on Putting Seniors First in Line for COVID Relief

November 3, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – Senior living advocates Argentum said momentum is building across the country for change in Washington, DC, and again urged the Biden Administration to reverse course and target COVID relief in the soon-to-be-closed Provider Relief Fund (PRF) for assisted living and memory care communities dedicated to protecting the lives of 2 million U.S.…

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