Assisted Living

Florida scraps proposed assisted living changes, to reboot effort

Florida scraps proposed assisted living changes, to reboot effort

Florida's Department of Elder Affairs has withdrawn a proposed rule that was challenged by Florida Argentum, which said the changes would have financially burdened assisted living operators and would have had several negative effects on residents and their families while not recognizing differences between assisted living and skilled nursing.

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Assisted living community rating site is unique in country, group says

Assisted living community rating site is unique in country, group says

A new website is rating assisted living communities in San Diego County in what a consumer group says is unique effort in California and the entire country.

Choice will continue to be the predominant trend in senior living

Choice will continue to be the predominant trend in senior living

To remain competitive in today's marketplace, the successful senior living community will offer choice — and plenty of it.

Proposed rule burdens operators, hurts residents, Florida Argentum says

Proposed rule burdens operators, hurts residents, Florida Argentum says

Officials with Florida Argentum have filed a legal challenge to a proposed rule that they say would financially burden assisted living operators in the Sunshine State and have several negative effects on residents and their families while not recognizing differences between assisted living and skilled nursing.

Study suggests higher Medicaid payments for assisted living operators

Study suggests higher Medicaid payments for assisted living operators

States should make certain that Medicaid payments to assisted living community operators are high enough to encourage them to serve Medicaid beneficiaries and to increase beneficiaries' access to home- and community-based services, according to the authors of a newly published study.

PharMerica to go private in $1.4 billion deal as it looks to 'aggressively compete' for assisted living business

PharMerica to go private in $1.4 billion deal as it looks to 'aggressively compete' for assisted living business

PharMerica Corp. says that its $1.4 billion acquisition by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR, with Walgreens Boots Alliance as a minority investor, will provide additional resources to expand its business. Some of that future growth is expected to come from assisted living.

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State employee allegedly accepted bribes from ALFs in $1 billion fraud scheme

State employee allegedly accepted bribes from ALFs in $1 billion fraud scheme

An employee of the agency that oversees the licensure of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Florida accepted bribes from facility owners, including one charged in a historic $1 billion healthcare fraud case, in exchange for providing information that helped them keep their licenses and submit fraudulent bills for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Department of Justice alleges.

76 more assisted living directors obtain credential

76 more assisted living directors obtain credential

Seventy-six additional senior living professionals have earned the certified director of assisted living, or CDAL, credential, the Senior Living Certification Commission announced Monday.

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Aug. 23

Enjoying the eclipse

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Staff, residents and families at senior living communities and companies across the country enjoyed watching the eclipse on Monday.