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Per-capita Medicaid cap could reduce dual-eligible spending by $44 billion over 10 years

Per-capita Medicaid cap could reduce dual-eligible spending by $44 billion over 10 years

A per-capita cap on federal Medicaid funding growth based on medical inflation could reduce spending on dual-eligible beneficiaries by $44 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research.

Son hides in mother's closet to catch senior living thief; executive director arrested

Son hides in mother's closet to catch senior living thief; executive director arrested

The executive director of a senior living community in Florida faces felony charges of burglary and grand theft after the son of a resident placed cameras in his mother's apartment and then hid in a closet while the employee allegedly entered the apartment and took money from the resident's purse.

Consumer website missing 60% of substantiated complaints against senior living communities: report

Consumer website missing 60% of substantiated complaints against senior living communities: report

More than 60% of substantiated complaints of substandard care involving one state's assisted living communities, residential care facilities, adult foster homes and nursing facilities made since 2005 have not been posted on a state website for consumers, according to a newly published investigation.

Assisted living administrator vows cooperation as Judiciary Committee investigates social media incident

Assisted living administrator vows cooperation as Judiciary Committee investigates social media incident

The administrator of a Florida memory care community has pledged complete cooperation with the Senate Judiciary Committee as it investigates an incident in which a worker allegedly secretly recorded two residents having consensual sexual relations in a private room and then posted the video to Snapchat.

State News

Senior living represented on MA governor's Aging Council

The CEOs of Benchmark Senior Living and Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly are two of 24 people named to a new group tasked with developing a plan to improve public and private efforts to support healthy aging in Massachusetts.

California LGBT bill applies to assisted living, skilled nursing

Legislation under consideration in California is designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination in assisted living communities and nursing homes, according to its author, state Sen. Scott Wiener.

Texas tries to get tougher on assisted living violations

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission would not have to provide assisted living communities with the opportunity to correct certain violations before penalizing them under a bill being considered by the Texas Senate. Nursing homes would be affected similarly.

In Focus

New Jersey newlyweds

New Jersey newlyweds

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. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

An Easter parade

An Easter parade

The employees and residents at Saint Mary's East in Erie, PA, kicked off their Easter celebrations by showcasing bonnets and hats they had designed in a parade to which family members were invited. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

1 community, 3 centenarians

1 community, 3 centenarians

Three centenarian residents of United Hebrew of New Rochelle's Willow Towers Assisted Living in New Rochelle, NY, recently marked their birthdays at a combined party. Read more, and find out how to submit photos of your activities.

Product News

Stanley emergency call platform now has mobile app

Stanley emergency call platform now has mobile app

A mobile application for the Arial Emergency Call platform now is available, Stanley Healthcare has announced.

Products you need, April 2017

Read about a product designed to help clear ears of earwax impaction; a product designed to help maintenance staff manage and maintain clean shower heads; a non-woven tape with a silicone adhesive designed to stick to intact skin but not to the wound bed; a wireless headphone system that can deliver personalized sound for each resident during a movie or presentation; a CPAP pillow designed to accommodate back, side and stomach sleepers; and a chair that features an aluminum frame.

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April 20

New Jersey newlyweds

Pompton Plains, NJ

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.

Read more / submit a photo »