Assisted Living

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

Pay no attention to senior living's identity crisis

The latest occupancy numbers for assisted living point to absorption issues. But they may reveal another issue as well.

CMS revises guidance on penalty period start date for HCBS waiver participants

CMS revises guidance on penalty period start date for HCBS waiver participants

CMS has issued revised guidance related to the penalty start date for asset transfers of Medicaid beneficiaries applying to receive home- and community-based services delivered through 1915(c) waivers, which includes some HCBS offered in assisted living communities.

Assisted living occupancy hits record low of 85.7%, NIC says

Assisted living occupancy hits record low of 85.7%, NIC says

Assisted living occupancy reached a record low in the first quarter of 2018, according to data released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

GAO's assisted living report part of testimony at House hearing on Medicaid

GAO's assisted living report part of testimony at House hearing on Medicaid

Assisted living made an appearance Thursday at a House of Representatives committee hearing on the Medicaid program when a Government Accountability Office report related to the industry was referenced in the written testimony of a witness.

Federal fraud, abuse monetary recoveries in assisted living up more than 600% over last year

Federal fraud, abuse monetary recoveries in assisted living up more than 600% over last year

Total monetary recoveries by state Medicaid Fraud Control Units in assisted living-related fraud, abuse and neglect criminal and civil cases increased by more than 600% from fiscal year 2016 to FY 2017, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Assisted living sees double-digit decline in interest among investors and developers: survey

Assisted living sees double-digit decline in interest among investors and developers: survey

Assisted living saw the largest drop of all healthcare real estate property types in the CBRE U.S. Healthcare Capital Markets Group's ninth annual "Healthcare Real Estate Investor and Developer Survey."

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

Argentum works on Plan B as weather thwarts fly-in

Argentum is planning to find additional ways to discuss the Government Accountability Office's assisted living-related report, home- and community-based services and other issues after the second day of its Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was canceled due to inclement weather.

55% expect no change in value of seniors housing this year

55% expect no change in value of seniors housing this year

Almost 55% of respondents to a survey by professional services firm JLL said they believe that no change will occur in the value of seniors housing over the next year.

Assisted living licensing requirements would increase under $14.9 million plan in Minnesota

Assisted living licensing requirements would increase under $14.9 million plan in Minnesota

Minnesota officials have unveiled a $14.9 million plan that would result in increased assisted living and memory care community licensing requirements and other changes that affect residential care facilities in the state.

NCAL updates member targets for turnover, antipsychotic use and more

NCAL updates member targets for turnover, antipsychotic use and more

The National Center for Assisted Living has released updated targets for the four focus areas of its Quality Initiative.

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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.