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Q: My community is 20 years old. Should I be concerned about remaining competitive?
The federal government will spend an additional $3.42 million to counter physical and fiscal crimes against the elderly, according to the Justice Department.
Las Vegas — The state of affairs in the nation's capital puts assisted living in a strong position to maintain regulation at the state level, National Center for Assisted Living Executive Director Scott Tittle said Sunday to the more than 200 assisted living professionals attending NCAL Day. "But that doesn't mean we are without risk," he said.
The Labor Department should base increases in the minimum salary threshold used to determine overtime pay on the 20th percentile for salaried employees in the lowest paid geographic region of the country, according to Argentum President and CEO James Balda.
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Josh Crisp says he felt an inner calling to provoke change and develop a new approach to senior living. On Monday, that calling revealed itself in the form of Solinity.
States should make certain that Medicaid payments to assisted living community operators are high enough to encourage them to serve Medicaid beneficiaries and to increase beneficiaries' access to home- and community-based services, according to the authors of a newly published study.
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Almost one-third of the 35,000 units of seniors housing units added in primary and secondary markets over the past year have been built in seven metropolitan markets, according to National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Mace.
The Department of Labor is accepting input as it prepares to propose a new rule related to circumstances under which certain workers would be entitled to overtime pay.
Preventing falls, maintaining health and finding new ways to ensure the availability of affordable housing for older adults are three areas of focus for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said during a luncheon keynote speech at LeadingAge Florida's annual meeting.
The Department of Labor under President Trump plans to develop its own rule regarding overtime pay rather than continue a legal battle to enact a rule proposed under the Obama administration, government attorneys said in a brief filed Friday in federal appeals court.
Medicaid spending under the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would be approximately 35% lower in 2036 compared with spending expected under the current law, according to a new analysis of the legislation released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
Supervisors in senior living are more engaged at work than are their peers in corporate America, but the industry will need to do better if it wants to reduce turnover in the field, according to one expert.
The country's largest senior living operator is following in the footsteps of the country's largest independent living operator by rolling out a new pricing model that can tailor rent levels to individual communities and units within them.
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The House and Senate have passed a joint resolution to nullify an OSHA rule that allowed the agency to cite employers that do not make and maintain accurate records of employee injuries and illnesses for up to six months after the five-year record-retention period expires.
Median length of hospice care for assisted living residents is more than twice as long as it is for skilled nursing residents or people receiving care in traditional homes, according to a new study.
The Department of Health and Human Services would see its funding cut by $15.1 billion, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development would see its funding decreased by $6.2 billion under a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal released Thursday by President Donald Trump.
A California operator of assisted living, memory care, post-acute care and rehabilitation facilities will pay $325,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Wednesday.
The federal government expects to recover almost $1.9 billion from Medicaid fraud, abuse and neglect cases that were settled or for which judgments were issued in 2016, according to new data released Monday.
Hospitals increasingly are seeing senior living communities as part of a solution to lowering their risk associated with older adults, Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa told analysts participating in an earnings call on Wednesday. His remarks came as the REIT announced a new partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Congress and the new administration should prioritize addressing the "regulatory overreach" that has occurred via the National Labor Relations Board for the past eight years, Argentum President and CEO James Balda wrote in a letter to the leaders of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Efforts to stop or prevent the financial exploitation of older adults should include assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, as well as personal care and nursing homes, because residents in such settings are targeted, a hearing witness told members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday during their first meeting of the 115th Congress.
Referrals from existing residents are a leading source of leads and move-ins. That's because seniors trust and listen to their peers. Here's one way to do it.
Across the country, the percentage of workers who belonged to unions decreased 0.4 percentage points from 2015 to 2016, according to new data from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Older adults who reach the age of 65 in the United States will live an average of 19.4 years longer, according to a data brief recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
The senior living industry has been among the top industries for post-recession job creation, and employment in the industry continues to increase, although the overall rate of growth is slowing, according to a new report from Argentum.
Employers that do not make and maintain accurate records of employee injuries and illnesses can be cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for up to six months after the five-year record-retention period expires, according to a new rule that becomes effective Jan. 18.
Many senior living operators now find themselves at a crossroads, thanks to a court injunction that puts a new overtime regulation on hold.
The nation's surging elderly population will create unprecedented demand for affordable housing and service options within two decades, a Harvard University study asserts.
Q: How do we address the annual monthly service increase with our residents?
Life Care Centers of America will pay $145 million to settle rehabilitation-overbilling accusations, the Department of Justice has announced.
Medical expenses, including costs associated with assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, account for the second-largest share of family caregivers' out-of-pocket spending for their loved ones, according to a new report from the AARP.
Brookdale Senior Living is taking legal action against several former workers and their current employer over possible illegal actions that are affecting the company's bottom line.
Union-free senior living operators have a window of opportunity — perhaps a limited one — to take certain steps to maintain that status if they wish, attorney Daniel Burke told those attending an educational session on employment law Monday at the LeadingAge annual meeting in Indianapolis.
Labor costs are the primary driver for monthly fee increases charged to residents of not-for-profit senior living communities, according to a new poll by speciality investment bank Ziegler.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has agreed not to enforce the anti-retaliation provisions in its workplace injury and illness tracking rule until Dec. 1 while the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas considers a motion challenging the new provisions.
Plaintiffs' attorneys increasingly are looking at assisted living communities as potential lawsuit targets, Neville Bilimoria, a partner with the health law practice group of Duane Morris LLP in Chicago, told those attending a Tuesday educational session at the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living annual meeting in Nashville, TN.
Q: Is there something really important that I should consider while budgeting for 2017?
When a resident recently back from the hospital claims to be fine, don't be so sure.
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How should a not-for-profit senior living community objectively segment the financials of charitable mission initiatives from the basic senior living business operations?
Maximum penalties for Occupational Safety and Health Administration workplace safety violations as well as violations of minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act will increase more than 70% effective Aug. 1 under an interim final rule announced Thursday by the Department of Labor.
Just days before the Department of Labor's new union "persuader" rule was to start being enforced, a federal district court on Monday temporarily blocked its implementation until the measure's constitutionality is settled.
The IRS should clarify when agencies should report noncompliance with low-income housing tax credit program requirements, according to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office.
Recruiting new workers, retaining current ones and training all of them to meet the changing needs of older adults will be critical as the aging population increases and the number of family caregivers decreases, according to a new report. Three steps can help accomplish these goals, the authors say.