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Senior Living Advocates Call on Congress to Target $10 Billion in New COVID Relief for Hard-Hit Communities

February 17, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Senior living advocates Argentum sent a letter on Feb. 17 to Congressional leaders urging quick action to target $10 billion in fresh COVID relief funds for senior living communities, half of which are losing money. Lost business during the pandemic and the steep costs of protecting residents and staff from infection, along…

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Senior Living Providers: Share Your Data for the 2022 Argentum & Lument Largest Providers Report

February 16, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Through filling out a 15-minute survey, your company can be part of the 2022 Argentum & Lument Largest Providers Report, a list that informs investors, regulators, media, executive search firms, developers, market researchers, other operators, and market-watchers throughout the year. Last year’s report listed 150 providers and a total of more than…

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Michigan Senior Living Providers Secure $70 Million in COVID Relief That Includes Assisted Living Facilities

February 16, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Senior living advocate Argentum applauded Michigan assisted living providers on their victory following the state legislature approving bipartisan COVID relief legislation that includes $70 million in direct aid for assisted living and related care settings for older adults. After several months of legislative advocacy from the Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA) and…

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Argentum Applauds Senate Legislation to Restore Employee Retention Tax Credit Vital to Senior Living

February 10, 2022

Senior living advocate Argentum joined with some 70 other trade associations and nonprofits in applauding the introduction of the bipartisan Employee Retention Tax Credit Reinstatement Act in the Senate. The ERTC has served small business and nonprofits throughout the COVID pandemic but was terminated at the end of the third quarter of 2021. The Employee…

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SENIOR Act Marks First Congressional Legislation Targeted at Saving Nation’s Senior Living Communities

January 28, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Bold bipartisan legislation made necessary by the COVID pandemic would save America’s assisted living and senior living communities from financial ruin and stem a workforce shortage crisis. Introduced by Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), the SENIOR (Safeguarding Elderly Needs for Infrastructure and Occupational Resources) Act is the first…

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Argentum Seeks Targeted Financial Relief, Prioritized Testing and Supplies in ‘Omicron’ Round of COVID Relief

January 19, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Senior living advocates Argentum on Jan. 19 issued a new letter to President Biden urging definitive action by the Administration to do the right thing and protect the more than 2 million men and women living in assisted and senior living communities from the Omicron variant by targeting long-sought financial relief and…

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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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