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 Assisted Living Reform Act of 2004 was enacted.
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 NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) on its implementation. The Association is represented on multiple NYSDOH work groups, including the New York State Department of Health Adult Care Facility and Assisted Living Task Force, which provided input into the development of NYSDOH guidelines for assisted living, draft regulations, and the final assisted living regulations which were adopted in 2008.
Argentum New York is actively engaged in senior living policy and works closely with NYSDOH on multiple issues, including regulatory reform, advanced technologies, and expanding access to senior living options across New York State.
Argentum New York members have up-to-the-minute information via newsletters and timely updates as well as access to Department of Health training sessions, seminars and association-sponsored continuing education. As national Argentum members, our members also have the benefit of access to Argentum national publications, reports, tool kits and Webinars. These provide critical tools and strategies to advance operational excellence in assisted living companies.