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More news for Friday, Oct. 13

Foundation for Senior Living joins self-driving car public education campaign ... December Fed rate hike all but certain despite low inflation ... Florida operators can seek generator-rule variance ... Resident with dementia who was at center of spoon-feeding controversy dies

Wildfires destroy, force evacuations at California senior living communities

Wildfires destroy, force evacuations at California senior living communities

Several senior living communities have been evacuated, and at least one has been destroyed, as wildfires continue to burn across parts of California.

New law creates LGBT 'Bill of Rights' for California assisted living, nursing home residents

New law creates LGBT 'Bill of Rights' for California assisted living, nursing home residents

A bill signed into law Oct. 4 by California Gov. Jerry Brown establishes a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents' Bill of Rights to protect LGBT older adults in the state from discrimination or mistreatment in ALFs and SNFs.

More news for Friday, Oct. 6

Best Buy bets on adults remotely monitoring their aging parents ... Florida governor wants assisted living rules in constitution ... Brookdale residents celebrate their movie productions at 'aging film festival' ... GOP budget that cuts $1 trillion from Medicaid over next decade may be smokescreen

States increasing regulatory requirements for assisted living, report says

States increasing regulatory requirements for assisted living, report says

States gradually are increasing their oversight of assisted living communities, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Center for Assisted Living.

Florida Argentum petitions for temporary injunction on generator rule

Florida Argentum petitions for temporary injunction on generator rule

Florida Argentum has asked the state's First District Court of Appeal to issue a temporary injunction against Gov. Rick Scott's emergency rule, which sets a Nov. 15 deadline for all assisted living communities and nursing homes in the Sunshine State to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.

2 more associations join Florida generator rule fight

2 more associations join Florida generator rule fight

Two associations representing assisted living operators have joined LeadingAge Florida in challenging an emergency rule issued Sept. 16 that gave assisted living communities in the Sunshine State 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.

LeadingAge Florida files legal challenge to 'impractical' generator rule

LeadingAge Florida files legal challenge to 'impractical' generator rule

LeadingAge Florida on Tuesday filed a legal challenge to Gov. Rick Scott's Sept. 16 emergency rule giving assisted living communities and nursing homes in the state 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.

More news for Tuesday, Sept. 26

Florida assisted living reports will continue to be redacted ... Vision and hearing loss are tied to cognitive decline ... 488,332 affordable housing units at risk in next 5 years

More news for Friday, Sept. 22

Florida state officials clarify generator rule for assisted living communities ... Florida assisted living communities, association concerned about tight generator deadline ... Welltower donates $30M headquarters property to University of Toledo ... Minnesota assisted living community has two cases of Legionnaires' ... Disney legend and centenarian shares longevity secrets

In Focus

Oct. 11

Mock fire, real prep

Roanoke, VA

A recent fire and disaster response drill at Friendship helped with staff and responder preparedness.