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President Trump Signs RAISE Family Caregivers Act Into Law

February 22, 2018

On Jan. 22, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028/HR 3759). This new law will: Require HHS to develop, maintain and update a National Family Caregiving Strategy, offering resources and education opportunities to family caregivers in the United States; Require HHS to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council…

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GAO Releases Report on Medicaid Funding in Assisted Living

February 22, 2018

Background On Feb. 5, the GAO released a report entitled “Medicaid Assisted Living Services: Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare Is Needed.” The report comes in response to a 2015 request from Sens. Collins (R-ME), McCaskill (D-MO), Warren (D-MA) and Hatch (R-UT) for a review of Medicaid spending, and federal and state oversight…

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Crafting a Strategic Plan Before Disaster Strikes

February 22, 2018

As a brutal cold snap battered the East Coast in December 2017, Jon Tagatz was reminded of another especially cold season four years ago, when he saw his community get swamped, literally. As executive director of The Heritage at Brentwood in Brentwood, Tenn., an LCS community, he had the helm when freezing temperatures burst 30…

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In-Person License Renewal May Reduce Crashes Involving People With Dementia

February 19, 2018

Also included: Final Week for Conference Early Bird Registration, Complete the 2018 State of Seniors Housing Survey, Sharing Stories From Decades Ago, Older Women Find Their Place in #MeToo, Depression, Fatigue Up Risk of Women’s Work Injuries, Hospitalized Older Adults Less Often Tested for Flu, Older People Who Are Unaware They Have Memory Problems Are Three Times More Likely to…

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FDA Sets the Stage for Earlier-Stage Alzheimer’s Treatments

February 16, 2018

Also included: One Week Remains for Conference Early Bird Registration, The Community Operations Issue of Senior Living Executive Now Available, Skip the Rocking Chairs for These Rock Stars of Aging, Intergenerational Care: Where Kids Help Seniors Live Longer, Three-Quarters of People Who Got Flu Shot This Year Weren’t Protected Against Most Common Strain, Former Mayor Faces Alzheimer’s With Wife at Side, Hebrew…

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Argentum’s Maribeth Bersani Featured as Guest Expert in #ElderCareChat Discussion on Using Your Five Senses to Make a Senior Living Decision

February 16, 2018

Argentum was pleased to join last week’s #ElderCareChat, with COO Maribeth Bersani serving as an expert panelist. Bersani engaged participants in an enlightening Twitter conversation about the importance of using your senses to select the right senior living community for you or for a loved one. The hour-long #ElderCareChat, which was inspired by a recent…

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Riding to Fund Alzheimer’s Research, Patient Care, and Support

February 15, 2018

How does an owner of a senior living company, who’s a fan of the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols basketball team and admirer of their coach, Pat Summitt, work to support the fight against Alzheimer’s? Joshua Crisp, founder, president, and CEO of Solinity, based in Knoxville, Tenn., didn’t have to search long to find his…

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Entertainment Copyright and Licensing: What You Need to Know

February 15, 2018

Playing a movie or music in your community is popular with residents and offers the added benefit of encouraging social interaction. But are you aware of when it’s considered a public performance and a license is required? More than a few communities find the answer to that question when they receive a letter stating they’re…

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Lancaster Pollard Releases 4th Annual Seniors Housing Survey Report

February 15, 2018

This week, Lancaster Pollard released its fourth annual Seniors Housing and Care Survey report. With nearly 400 responses from seniors housing leaders, the firm has great info on what providers are planning and forecasting for the coming year. The survey respondents reported a competitive market, with 87% indicating their local environment is competitive or extremely…

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China’s Insurers Try Novel Approach to Senior Care: Building Retirement Communities

February 15, 2018

Also included: An International Design Approach for the Future of Aging, Space is Limited: Register for the 2018 Public Policy Institute & Fly-In, To Fill Jobs in a Tight Labor Market, Employers May Need to Get Creative, Alzheimer’s Disease Is Completely Reversed by Removing Just One Enzyme in New Study, Everyday Activities Associated With More Gray Matter in Brains…

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Lancaster Pollard Promotes Dopoulos to Senior Managing Director

February 14, 2018

Lancaster Pollard has announced that Jason Dopoulos has been promoted to senior managing director. Dopoulos has been with the firm since 2007 and has managed the firm’s health care bankers in the Southwest since 2013. As part of his new role, he will now oversee banking efforts for the Northwest as well.

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President Trump Unveils $4.4 Trillion Budget for FY 2019

February 13, 2018

On Feb. 11, 2018, the Trump administration released a proposal for government funding for FY 2019. This funding comes on the heels of Congress enacting a two-year budget agreement that sets spending limits for both defense related-matters and domestic programs. The proposed budget blueprint funds domestic program levels significantly below the Congressional agreement and also repeals…

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