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Bill would change adverse incident reporting requirements

A new bill in Florida that would change the way assisted living communities report so-called adverse incidents is being described by one lay media outlet as “anti-consumer,” but the legislator behind it says the goal is to align requirements for assisted living with those for nursing homes.

Increasing assisted living regulation is a trend, NCAL says

For the second year in a row, more than half of the states have changed their assisted living requirements, indicating a potential trend that the National Center for Assisted Living expects to continue, executives said Thursday in releasing the group’s annual “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.”
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More news for Friday, Oct. 4

Brookdale Senior Living sends letter to stockholders … Land & Buildings reacts to Brookdale letter … Tennessee block grant experiment would boost federal funding, state Medicaid chief says
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More news for Tuesday, Oct. 1

Officials encouraged as no new cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported at Illinois senior living community … Tennessee healthcare providers see potential upsides but still have questions over governor’s proposed Medicaid waiver … Atlanta Journal-Constitution continues series on assisted living; assisted living provides ‘safe, nurturing, community environments’ for older adults, says state rep in response to series
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Newspaper series critical of assisted living ‘paints inaccurate picture,’ industry group says

Assisted living community and personal care home operators in Georgia are defending the industry as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution begins publishing a new investigative series that the newspaper’s editor told readers will “reveal the ways Georgia falls short in regulating homes, the ways the for-profit business model can put residents at risk and the steps you can take to keep family members safe.”
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More news for Friday, Aug. 30

1 year later: An update on the Welltower-ProMedica partnership … New York Times opinion piece says assisted living is “how not to grow old in America” … Drinking coffee may ease tremors in men with Parkinson’s: study … Even starting exercise late in life can help delay age-related frailty … … Illinois Medicaid beneficiaries will have 40 new memory care options
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