Argentum is the largest national association representing the assisted living industry. Argentum serves executives of companies that operate professionally-managed communities for seniors.
As the official state chapter, Argentum NY provides a forum to help consumers, physicians, financiers, elected officials, regulators, media, family members and others understand the options offered by assisted living. We know, as you do, that life in assisted living means freedom of choice, independence, security and an active, meaningful life. More and more families are choosing this compassionate and less-costly long term care alternative for their loved ones and themselves.
Argentum NY members subscribe to a philosophy which offers cost-effective, safe, personalized and quality care; fosters resident independence and individuality; allows residents’ choice of care and lifestyle; protects residents’ rights to privacy; nurtures the spirit of residents with dignity and respect; and involves family, friends and the community.
Assisted Living in New York:
Prior to 2004, assisted living was neither recognized nor defined in New York State law. Thanks to the leadership and strong advocacy efforts of Argentum, several of its provider members, and consumer groups, the Legislature passed the Assisted Living Reform Act of 2004.
New York’s seniors now have the opportunity to age in place with dignity, freedom of choice, and independence. Since the law’s enactment, Argentum New York has worked closely with the Department of Health on its implementation. As a participant on the New York State Department of Health Assisted Living Task Force, Argentum New York has provided input into the development of DOH guidelines for assisted living, draft regulations, and the final assisted living regulations which were adopted on March 26, 2008.