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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.

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.

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

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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

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

Provider win: Florida appeals court says generator rule remains invalid

Provider win: Florida appeals court says generator rule remains invalid

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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.

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

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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.

Florida provider groups go back to court over generator rules

Florida provider groups go back to court over generator rules

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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."

Florida provider groups cheer generator ruling as governor promises appeal

Florida provider groups cheer generator ruling as governor promises appeal

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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.

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May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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