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NCAL launches AL Cost Calculator to help operators demonstrate their value

The National Center for Assisted Living has launched the AL Cost Calculator, a web-based resident assessment tool that enables assisted living providers to assess how costs are allocated across residents.

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

Assisted living, but not skilled nursing, may benefit from tax law deduction

Assisted living communities may be able to take advantage of a 20% business income tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that may elude skilled nursing facilities, according to AHCA/NCAL's interpretation of a proposed rule issued by the IRS.

First two assisted living communities earn AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Awards

First two assisted living communities earn AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Awards

Maine Veterans Home - Machias in Machias, ME, and Sunrise of Gurnee in Gurnee, IL, have become the first free-standing assisted living communities ever to attain the Gold - Excellence in Quality Award in the history of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award program.

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.

NCAL announces 2018 award winners

NCAL announces 2018 award winners

The National Center for Assisted Living has announced the recipients of the 2018 NCAL Awards Program, who will be honored in October at the 69th Annual AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego.

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.

Upward trend continues for assisted living communities earning AHCA/NCAL Silver Quality Awards

Upward trend continues for assisted living communities earning AHCA/NCAL Silver Quality Awards

Forty-seven assisted living communities have earned the 2018 Silver - Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, AHCA/NCAL announced Thursday.

New assisted living trade association launches in Kentucky

New assisted living trade association launches in Kentucky

The 64-year-old Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities has launched the Kentucky Center for Assisted Living, a state affiliate of the National Center for Assisted Living.

Erickson Living, AHCA/NCAL among organizations on 2018 'Top Workplaces' list

Erickson Living, the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, Capital One, Cushman and Wakefield, and Walker and Dunlop are five of 150 companies and organizations named to the Washington Post's "Top Workplaces 2018" list, which recognizes Washington, D.C.-area employers, the media outlet has announced.

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.

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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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