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House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

House workforce bill 'good step in right direction' to support care of older adults

Provider groups are cheering Monday's passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.

Independent living administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase, survey reveals

Independent living administrators in CCRCs see 1.43% salary increase, survey reveals

Independent lining administrators in CCRCs saw an average pay increase of 1.43% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Dementia care managers in CCRCs see 2.75% bump in pay, survey says

Dementia care managers in CCRCs see 2.75% bump in pay, survey says

Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Assisted living director pay tops $73,000 in CCRCs, survey finds

Assisted living director pay tops $73,000 in CCRCs, survey finds

Pay for directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities averaged $73,938 in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

Provider groups call for immediate implementation of RAISE Family Caregivers Act

Provider groups call for immediate implementation of RAISE Family Caregivers Act

The American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, LeadingAge and 72 other national organizations, in a June 28 letter, urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to begin "immediate and effective implementation" of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act.

Good Samaritan-Sanford affiliation effects could 'ripple' throughout sector

Good Samaritan-Sanford affiliation effects could 'ripple' throughout sector

The merger of one of the country's largest senior living and care organizations with one of the country's largest healthcare systems will have a "ripple effect" throughout the sector, according to one industry expert.

LTSS financing proposal 'a promising start,' providers say

LTSS financing proposal 'a promising start,' providers say

Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care "is a promising start toward effective solutions," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.

Older adults have mixed views of telehealth for consultations, chronic care, poll finds

Older adults have mixed views of telehealth for consultations, chronic care, poll finds

More than half of older adults in a recent poll said they would be comfortable using a live video service such as Skype for a medication consultation or for ongoing management of a chronic condition, although they had concerns related to use of the technology.

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan bill calls for $50 million per year to address geriatric workforce issues

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.

Advocates say Appropriations Subcommittee bill has good news for seniors but more housing funding is needed

Advocates say Appropriations Subcommittee bill has good news for seniors but more housing funding is needed

Advocates for aging services and affordable housing said they are pleased that a House Appropriations subcommittee bill exceeds the administration's fiscal year 2019 request for Housing and Urban Development funding. More is needed, however, they say.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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