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Argentum begins program to boost senior living advocacy efforts

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The STAR program builds on advocacy efforts associated with Argentum's annual springtime "fly-in" in Washington, D.C.

House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

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Provider groups are cheering Monday's passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.

LTSS financing proposal 'a promising start,' providers say

LTSS financing proposal 'a promising start,' providers say

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Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care "is a promising start toward effective solutions," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.

Argentum seeks data for list of largest providers

Argentum seeks data for list of largest providers

This week, Argentum will begin distributing the survey used to compile its list of largest senior living providers. The organization wants to ensure that no provider is excluded.

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

A labor-relations problem that usually gets overlooked

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The labor challenges that senior living operators discuss are part of a larger problem that generally is ignored.

Is your senior living organization ready to crash and burn?

Is your senior living organization ready to crash and burn?

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A hope and a prayer is a questionable way to run a senior living organization.

New Argentum quality initiative includes web resources, plans for certifications

New Argentum quality initiative includes web resources, plans for certifications

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Improved resident quality of life is the goal of a new initiative announced Wednesday by Argentum at the organization's Senior Living Executive Conference.

Argentum announces initiative to improve industry recruiting, retention

Argentum announces initiative to improve industry recruiting, retention

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A new Argentum initiative unveiled Tuesday at the organization's Senior Living Executive Conference aims to solve the recruitment and retention challenges facing operators across the senior living industry. The organization also announced an expanded data-collection effort, new board officers and members, and Hero Award winners.

Retaining older workers is important, too, speaker says

Retaining older workers is important, too, speaker says

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Many employers are focused on attracting and retaining millennials when they also should be concerned about older workers leaving their organizations, Bruce Tulgan, author and founder of management training company RainmakerThinking, said during a Monday afternoon session at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.

Brent Weil is definitely up to the job

Brent Weil is definitely up to the job

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The new vice president of workforce development at Argentum is tackling the field's biggest challenge. Read our exclusive interview with him.

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

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Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.

CarePredict to showcase AI-powered technology platform at Argentum

CarePredict to showcase AI-powered technology platform at Argentum

CarePredict will showcase its artificial intelligence-powered elder care technology platform in booth 203 at the Argentum Senior Living Conference & Expo in San Diego.

Proposal creating Medicare LTSS benefit gains senior living industry support

Proposal creating Medicare LTSS benefit gains senior living industry support

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Proposed legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care is drawing support from senior living industry groups.

Antipsychotic drug use increasing in assisted living, AARP says

Antipsychotic drug use increasing in assisted living, AARP says

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Although the off-label use of antipsychotic medications has decreased in nursing home residents who have dementia, it has increased in those with dementia who live in assisted living communities or at home, according to an analysis of insurance claims data released today by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

People in the news, April 10

People in the news, April 10

Appointments at Argentum, Charter Senior Living, Friendship Village, Kendal Corp. and Mission Senior Living.

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

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Argentum is planning to find additional ways to discuss the Government Accountability Office's assisted living-related report, home- and community-based services and other issues after the second day of its Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was canceled due to inclement weather.

42 are in first class of senior living sales counselor certificate recipients

42 are in first class of senior living sales counselor certificate recipients

Forty-two individuals from 16 senior living companies make up the first class of senior living sales counselor certificate recipients, Argentum announced Monday.

Argentum conference recognized for increased growth, participation

Argentum conference recognized for increased growth, participation

The 2017 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo has been recognized among the most recent class of "Fastest 50" and "Next 50" events by Trade Show Executive magazine for its significant expansion and continued growth, Argentum said Tuesday.

People in the news, March 6

People in the news, March 6

Appointments at Aegis Living, Argentum, Epoch Senior Living, Erickson Living, Presby's Inspired Life and Watercrest Senior Living Group.

Don't overlook this booming group of prospective employees

Don't overlook this booming group of prospective employees

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It only makes sense to turn to not-yet-retired baby boomers to meet some of the employment needs of senior living organizations. And at least four such organizations have committed in writing to doing just that through one national program.

100 more professionals earn CDAL credential

100 more professionals earn CDAL credential

A new class of 100 senior living professionals has earned the Senior Living Certification Commission's certified director of assisted living credential, the group has announced.

'Everything is different' at this year's Argentum conference

'Everything is different' at this year's Argentum conference

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"Everything is different," Nathan Nickens, Argentum's vice president of programming and innovation, told McKnight's Senior Living about the organization's 2018 Senior Living Executive Conference May 14-16 in San Diego.

Senior living could benefit from big price drops for fresh fruits, vegetables

Senior living could benefit from big price drops for fresh fruits, vegetables

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Wholesale food price drops are forecast for several categories in 2018, but the biggest decreases are expected for fresh fruits and vegetables, according to a senior living industry report.

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

New GAO report focuses on CMS but could have direct effects on assisted living

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A report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office contains a to-do list for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to state reporting of deficiencies in care and services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Some federal lawmakers and consumer advocates, however, say they will push for changes in assisted living because of the report's findings.

Expect labor challenges to continue in 2018: report

Expect labor challenges to continue in 2018: report

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Senior living workforce issues will not abate this year, according to a new report.

New overtime rule expected next year

New overtime rule expected next year

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The Labor Department, in its fall regulatory plan, said it expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking in October.

Schwartz will continue to lead Center for Excellence in Assisted Living board

Schwartz will continue to lead Center for Excellence in Assisted Living board

The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has named its 2018-2019 board officers, and Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., of the National Center for Assisted Living will continue as chairwoman.

NLRB reverses decisions on joint employers, micro unions

NLRB reverses decisions on joint employers, micro unions

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The National Labor Relations Board has reversed rulings related to joint employers and micro unions that some in senior living believed negatively affected management-employee relations and residents.

Sales certificate program registration deadline is Dec. 21

Dec. 21 is the registration deadline for Argentum's online certificate program for senior living sales counselors.

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

Providers 'deeply disappointed' by Senate tax bill passage

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The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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