"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.
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.
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.
Senior living workforce issues will not abate this year, according to a new report.
The Labor Department, in its fall regulatory plan, said it expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking in October.
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.
Dec. 21 is the registration deadline for Argentum's online certificate program for senior living sales counselors.
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 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.
This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.
Florida assisted living and nursing home operators say they will avoid potential $1,000-per-day fines and loss of licensure after an appeals court Tuesday handed down a decision that emergency rules requiring them to have generators and fuel in place by Nov. 15 did not remain in effect while Gov. Rick Scott appealed a previous court decision that the rules were "invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority" by state officials. The governor disagrees.
Advocates for senior living and affordable housing have expressed opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, because it eliminates the medical expense deduction and tax incentives for senior housing construction.
LeadingAge Florida and Florida Argentum filed an emergency joint motion Tuesday asking an appeals court to prevent state agencies from enforcing generator rules that have a Nov. 15 compliance deadline. The action stems from disagreement over the ramifications of a state Division of Administrative Hearings decision Friday that the emergency rules "are invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority."
Organizations representing Florida assisted living and nursing home operators cheered Friday's decision by the state's Division of Administrative Hearings that invalidated two emergency rules put in motion Sept. 16 by Gov. Rick Scott. The rules had given them 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least 96 hours following a power outage.
Florida Argentum has asked the state's First District Court of Appeal to issue a temporary injunction against Gov. Rick Scott's emergency rule, which sets a Nov. 15 deadline for all assisted living communities and nursing homes in the Sunshine State to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.
Two associations representing assisted living operators have joined LeadingAge Florida in challenging an emergency rule issued Sept. 16 that gave assisted living communities in the Sunshine State 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.
The Labor Department should base increases in the minimum salary threshold used to determine overtime pay on the 20th percentile for salaried employees in the lowest paid geographic region of the country, according to Argentum President and CEO James Balda.
A 15-member panel would advise local, state and government officials on how to prepare and care for older adults during emergency situations under a bill introduced Tuesday by four senators and discussed Wednesday at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing.
The appropriateness of this year's National Assisted Living Week theme, "Family is Forever," is evident as the senior living industry recovers from Hurricane Harvey and faces Hurricane Irma.
Argentum members will be concentrating on governmental and staffing issues affecting senior living operators and residents this week as the organization holds a Public Policy Institute, Fly-in and Workforce Development Symposium in Washington, DC.
As senior living providers in Florida brace for the possible effects of Hurricane Irma, operators with properties in Texas are beginning relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.
Four senior housing and care provider organizations have teamed up with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud and share resources that those leaders, in turn, can pass along to colleagues, residents and families.
Florida's Department of Elder Affairs has withdrawn a proposed rule that was challenged by Florida Argentum, which said the changes would have financially burdened assisted living operators and would have had several negative effects on residents and their families while not recognizing differences between assisted living and skilled nursing.
Officials with Florida Argentum have filed a legal challenge to a proposed rule that they say would financially burden assisted living operators in the Sunshine State and have several negative effects on residents and their families while not recognizing differences between assisted living and skilled nursing.
Seventy-six additional senior living professionals have earned the certified director of assisted living, or CDAL, credential, the Senior Living Certification Commission announced Monday.
Aug. 11 is the deadline for interested parties to comment on a proposed rule that would rescind the Obama-era "persuader rule" that required employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys.
As Senate Republicans released a "discussion draft" of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, advocacy organizations in senior living expressed concerns about the legislation's Medicaid-related components, and former President Barack Obama said the bill would "ruin Medicaid as we know it."
For a variety of reasons, many senior living organizations are changing their names. A common idea underlies many of the moves, however.
Companies introduced and showcased a variety of new products and services relevant to the senior living industry at the 2017 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Expo.
"Drastic" and "devastating" are two of the words used by advocacy organizations representing seniors housing or care providers and those they serve to describe President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, released Tuesday.