For a variety of reasons, many senior living organizations are changing their names. A common idea underlies many of the moves, however.
Just as family names were powerful in the story of Romeo and Juliet, names and labels are critical as we look to the future of the senior living sector.
CMS' proposed rule to limit the use of arbitration agreements was a source of angst for AHCA/NCAL members in 2015, but the organizations remain hopeful that CMS is considering member concerns before issuing a final rule, says AHCA/NCAL's head of government affairs.
Relatively new leaders at three associations representing senior living providers will be facing established and evolving issues in 2016, they tell McKnight's Senior Living in exclusive interviews.
Welltower CEO and Director Thomas J. DeRosa has joined the Argentum Board of Directors.
Argentum, the American Seniors Housing Association and the National Center for Assisted Living are among the organizations that filed comments with CMS about a proposed rule that would revise the requirements that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. The Argentum and ASHA comments were posted online Oct. 20.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' proposed reporting requirements for veterans and surviving spouses who receive non-service connected pensions could be "excessive," the former Assisted Living Federation of America told department officials.
As the race for the presidency continues, we've been hearing a lot about immigrants and immigration reform. Off the campaign trail, in senior living, the topic frequently comes up, too.
The organization, which announced a name change earlier this week and plans to offer memory care research and programming last week, now has announced a reorganization, a new advocacy fund and a new PAC administrator.
When James Balda takes the microphone at insurer Genworth's annual symposium on long-term care today, he'll be discussing what senior living owners and operators have been telling him is the industry's biggest challenge. He has some solutions in mind, too.
The former Assisted Living Federation of America has a new name, tagline and logo but says its mission hasn't changed. The new name, derived from the Latin word for silver, "conveys strength and a sense of gravitas while giving a nod to the 'silver generation' Argentum's members serve," according to the organization.
"Pioneer," "beloved" and "titan" are some of the words being used to describe the late senior living leader.
Several organizations representing senior living providers have told the U.S. Department of Labor that they oppose a proposed rule that would extend Fair Labor Standards Act overtime protections to almost 5 million "white collar" workers within the first year of its implementation.
The Assisted Living Federation of America will be strongly focused on state-level initiatives under the leadership of its newly named president and chief executive officer, organization officials told McKnight's this week.
The Assisted Living Federation of America has selected James Balda as its new president and chief executive officer. He will assume the leadership role in mid-January, ALFA announced this morning.