ALEXANDRIA, Va. – June 22, 2016 – Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds state partner Argentum New York for its success for advocating for meaningful senior living legislation at the state capitol.

The New York State Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 10707/Senate Bill 8110 on June 16.

“Our senior living provider members advocated strongly for this legislation in concert with a coalition of consumers, other providers, and education and training experts,” said Ginger Lynch Landy, Co-Director, Argentum NY. “Our common goal was to expand access to high quality, safe, health-related tasks to New Yorkers living in the community.”

The measure will allow Advanced Home Health Aides (AHHA) to perform some nursing tasks such as the administration of certain medications while under the supervision of a registered nurse. Thanks to Argentum New York’s advocacy efforts and working in collaboration with other organizations such as AARP-NY and The Coalition of NYS Alzheimer’s Chapters, assisted living communities licensed as Enhanced Assisted Living Residences (EALRs) will be able to utilize these home health aides for these tasks.

“The passage of this measure is a testament to the dedication of Argentum New York to advance excellence in senior living,” said Argentum President & CEO James Balda. “It takes skill, effective communication and the ability to work effectively with other senior living advocates to achieve this successful result.”

About Argentum

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.

Contact
Sharon Cohen, Editor
Argentum – Expanding Senior Living
703-562-1186, scohen@argentum.org

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