The American National Standards Institute has set a hearing date of Feb. 18 for its Executive Standards Council to hear appeals to the organization’s approval of Argentum’s application to be an accredited developer of standards for the senior living industry.
Argentum has launched a new senior living leadership development initiative and is accepting nominations for participants from upper-level executives who are among the organization’s owner/operator members.
A largely unnoticed development now has more than a few operators wondering whether the Trojan Horse carrying federal rules has arrived. But in this case, the proverbial steed was always inside the gate.
A bill that raises the minimum age at which people are required to withdraw funds from their retirement accounts was signed into law in late December as part of a spending package that also increased funding for Alzheimer’s research.
Would industry-initiated national standards hasten or delay the federal regulation of senior living? Would they encourage or prevent lawsuits against operators? Major associations representing senior living providers disagree on the answers to those questions, and the questions aren’t just theoretical.
As 2020 begins, the senior living industry is preparing for the changing needs and wants of current and future residents as workforce and occupancy issues continue to challenge operators, according to leaders of several organizations serving providers, who shared their thoughts with McKnight’s Senior Living.
The American College of Health Care Administrators is discontinuing the exams for the certified assisted living administrator (CALA) and certified nursing home administrator (CNHA) credentials, the organization announced Tuesday.
The American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, American Seniors Housing Association, Argentum and LeadingAge are among the 50 organizations signing onto two letters urging senators and congresspeople to make permanent the 7.5% threshold for the medical expense tax deduction before the end of 2019.