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Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

The family of an assisted living resident can sue the community where he lived in a case related to his death despite having signed an arbitration agreement, a Minnesota judge has ruled.

Sen. Grassley demands details of community's HR, social media policies after worker arrest

Sen. Grassley demands details of community's HR, social media policies after worker arrest

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is seeking details of a Florida memory care community's human resources and social media policies after a worker there allegedly secretly recorded two residents having consensual sexual relations in a private room and then posted the video to Snapchat.

Provider groups pleased that ACA replacement pulled from vote

Provider groups pleased that ACA replacement pulled from vote

Organizations representing senior living providers expressed pleasure that a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act was pulled from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives late Friday afternoon when it seemed that the legislation lacked sufficient votes to pass and move on to the Senate.

'Joint employer' ruling appeal case arguments to begin Thursday

'Joint employer' ruling appeal case arguments to begin Thursday

Oral arguments are set to begin Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as Browning-Ferris Industries looks to overturn a 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board that changed the standard for determining joint employer status. The outcome could affect senior living operators that use temporary or contract workers or have franchises.

ACA replacement would harm providers, caregivers, elderly, groups say

ACA replacement would harm providers, caregivers, elderly, groups say

Long-term services and supports providers, Medicaid beneficiaries and professional caregivers would suffer if the bill that Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act becomes law as written, according to organizations advocating for senior living operators and workers.

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Washington legislators consider increasing assisted living fines

Washington legislators consider increasing assisted living fines

Assisted living community operators in the state of Washington would see increased civil penalties of up to $3,000 for violations of licensing statutes or rules, and fines would be increased to up to $10,000 for former or current providers that operate unlicensed facilities, under a bill being considered by the legislature.

Price confirmed as HHS secretary

Price confirmed as HHS secretary

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) was sworn in as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday hours after being confirmed by a party-line 52-47 vote in the Senate.

Court sets date to begin hearing arguments against 'joint employer' change

Court sets date to begin hearing arguments against 'joint employer' change

Oral arguments have been scheduled to begin March 9 as Browning-Ferris Industries looks to overturn a 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board that changed the standard for determining joint employer status.

Where turnover is highest, lowest in assisted living

Where turnover is highest, lowest in assisted living

A new report reveals which positions in assisted living communities saw the greatest and least turnover last year and whether the rate increased, decreased or stayed the same over the past 12 months.

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Edie Dombal and Rich Cirelli both volunteer at Cedar Crest retirement community's TV studio, and now they have something else in common: each other.

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