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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

NLRB reverses decisions on joint employers, micro unions

NLRB reverses decisions on joint employers, micro unions

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

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.

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.