Community-based long-term services and supports have the potential to increase Medicaid beneficiary satisfaction and save costs, and they're becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to institutional care, according to reports on the Tuesday agenda of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Open Door Forum.
The occupancy rate for assisted living continued its downward trend in the second quarter, falling lower than last quarter's record-low average of 85.7% to a low of 85.2%, according to data released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
An Arizona sheriff's office is taking time for introspection after a 92-year-old woman reportedly shot and killed her 72-year-old son because he wanted her to move to an assisted living community. The incident is an opportunity for introspection for the senior living industry, too.
Pay for directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities averaged $73,938 in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Older adults' first choice for living arrangements as they age is to remain completely independent at home, according to a new poll. But moving to an assisted living community was a "close second," by far topping home health or nursing home care.
Assisted living communities cannot be considered "community-integrated housing" for purposes of helping Louisiana comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in serving people with serious mental illness, according to an agreement recently signed by the U.S. Justice Department and Louisiana Department of Health.
The Montana Health Care Association and several assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities that are members sued the state of Montana on Monday afternoon, alleging that the state violated the law when it cut Medicaid reimbursement rates for the providers.
These processes can help potential residents and their families make better-informed decisions about when is the right time for assisted living for themselves or their loved ones.
More staffing, training could reduce deaths from dementia-related resident-on-resident violence, researcher saysJune 10, 2018
Addressing staffing and training issues could help reduce the number of deaths from resident-on-resident incidents involving assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia, says the author of a recently published study on such incidents.
Some senior living operators risk being overwhelmed by the pace of change in the industry, meaning that there is "tremendous potential for disruption," according to the authors of a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen.
Assisted living and memory care units have higher median occupancy rates than independent living and skilled nursing units both two and four years after opening, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
Assisted living, post-acute providers have 'room for progress' in four key areas, HHS secretary saysJune 05, 2018
Assisted living and post-acute care providers "will play a key role in the healthcare system over the next several decades," HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II said Tuesday. Both industries, however, have "a great deal of room for progress" in four areas, he said.
Quality, regulation and Medicaid will be three of the big themes as assisted living operators gather Monday and Tuesday in the nation's capital to meet with legislators and their staffs as part of this year's American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Congressional Briefing.
Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders sayMay 13, 2018
Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.
Assisted living continues to be the fastest-growing segment of membership for the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, NCAL said Thursday in newly issued annual report for 2017.
"Capture the Moment" will be the theme of this year's National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 9 to 15, the National Center for Assisted Living announced Thursday.
Although the off-label use of antipsychotic medications has decreased in nursing home residents who have dementia, it has increased in those with dementia who live in assisted living communities or at home, according to an analysis of insurance claims data released today by the AARP Public Policy Institute.
The finding dispels myths that such insurance is used only for nursing home care, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.
A Friday meeting with officials from the Office of Management and Budget left AHCA / NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson "optimistic" that assisted living and skilled nursing operators will be able to see tax savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, he said.
The latest occupancy numbers for assisted living point to absorption issues. But they may reveal another issue as well.
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 reached a record low in the first quarter of 2018, according to data released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The National Center for Assisted Living has released updated targets for the four focus areas of its Quality Initiative.
Maria Nadelstumph of Brandywine Living shared with attendees at the NIC Spring Investment Forum what her company had learned when seeking partners to help integrate care delivery into service offerings for residents.