A bill requiring assisted living operators to inform prospective residents of a community’s emergency power preparations is headed to a governor’s office for signing after it passed in both houses of a state General Assembly.
The governor of the country’s most populous state called for a new “master plan on aging” and announced a new Alzheimer’s task force, to be headed by a celebrity, Tuesday during his first State of the State address to a joint session of the state legislature.
A bill introduced Thursday would create the position of “aging czar” to lead a 15-member task force that would develop a master plan to address challenges related to long-term care and aging.
As the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes becomes more widespread in states across the country, senior living community operators are encountering challenges with serving their residents while complying with the law.
A bill that would regulate electronic monitoring in resident rooms of assisted living communities, nursing homes and similar facilities is moving through a state’s legislative process with the support of provider organizations, whose leaders expect it to become law.
Assisted living communities in Minnesota would be licensed via a new multi-tiered system under a proposal that state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm shared during a state senate hearing last week.
A new law in Ohio is designed to protect people with guardians.
Senior living in Oregon is gaining in popularity at the expense of skilled nursing facilities, according to a recently released report. And that’s just the way the state wants it.
Thirty Alzheimer’s disease research projects will be funded with $4.8 million in funding announced Monday by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the state Department of Health, and some of the efforts will involve assisted living communities.
Arkansas lawmakers on a key committee approved a measure that dramatically cuts Medicaid payments to assisted living operators.
Minnesota lawmakers are expected to promote legislation that targets senior living abuses, in the wake of negative newspaper reports.
Assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities in Florida may get more time to meet state requirements to have backup generators and on-site fuel for them after Ron DeSantis becomes governor Jan. 8.
The fate of minimum wage and sick leave changes passed by the Michigan legislature Dec. 4 is uncertain, as it remains to be seen whether outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will sign them into law, and the changes also may face legal challenges.
A state budget for 2019-2021 proposed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) includes $22.2 million to increase rates paid to senior living communities and other aging services providers as well as funds to eliminate an existing backlog of assisted living community inspections.
Assisted suicide is legal again in California. At least for now.
The outcome of the midterm elections Nov. 6 will determine whether assisted living operators will have another fight for Medicaid on their hands, National Center for Assisted Living Executive Director Scott Tittle said Sunday during the opening session of NCAL Day.
Residents of assisted living communities in one state are most satisfied with environmental factors such as cleanliness and privacy and least satisfied with factors such as meal quality and how they spend their time.
Twenty-nine states made changes to regulations, statutes and policies affecting assisted living from June 2017 and June 2018, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Center for Assisted Living. That’s an increase over the two previous years.
A new alternative to traditional full guardianship for older adults is “a cutting-edge concept” and more person-centered, a state AARP organization says.
An industry-supported bill that would have permitted more elderly Medicaid beneficiaries in California to receive care and services in assisted living communities rather than in nursing homes has been vetoed by California Gov. Jerry Brown (D).