June 30, 2022

Appropriations process best bet for funding relief: Argentum

McKnight Senior Living

With the prospect of additional COVID-19 relief legislation at a standstill, Argentum is turning its attention to the appropriations process and ensuring the sector’s voice is heard.

During a Wednesday Argentum Advocates membership call, Director of Government Relations Dan Samson said the association is focusing on ensuring assisted living’s inclusion in three main priorities — doubling the Department of Labor’s Closing the Skills Gap grant program to $200 million; addressing the senior care workforce crisis through education, training and grant programs; and including assisted living in the definition of “home” in home- and community-based services. “We want to make sure we’re getting assisted living considered in all of these priorities,” Samson said. “We need to keep up the pressure.”

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