Assisted living will figure squarely into the work of a new Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force created in the Buckeye State under S.B. 24, which Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) has signed into law.
A state-sponsored assisted living report card for consumers is being created in Minnesota, thanks to legislation signed into law earlier this year. Provider organizations are encouraging operators to participate in a survey that will assist its development.
Senior living organizations with communities in certain parts of California put their disaster preparedness plans into action over the weekend as wildfires spread.
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.
California assisted living communities that allow guns on their premises will be required to centrally store the guns, unloaded, in a locked gun safe under a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).
A University of South Florida study into evacuation versus sheltering-in-place decisions at assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities in response to hurricanes won’t be complete until 2021, but some things already are becoming apparent to the researchers.
The governor and other elected officials in Georgia are discussing regulatory changes that would affect assisted living providers in the state after an Atlanta Journal-Constitution series reported that there were more than 600 allegations of neglect and 90 of abuse by caregivers in the past four years.
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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An Illinois law that bans employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories goes into effect today. The law, an amendment to the state Equal Pay Act of 2003, is meant in part to help address gender-related pay disparities.
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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.”
A new law allows certified medication aides to administer liquid morphine to residents in assisted living communities who have been prescribed the drug by a licensed physician.
North Dakota has become the final state to have a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The entities investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud and resident / patient abuse and neglect in assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare facilities.
A plan that would make Tennessee the first state to receive its Medicaid funding via a block grant “must be carefully evaluated,” the executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Association / Tennessee Center for Assisted Living told McKnight’s Senior Living on Wednesday.
A new law amending the Health and Safety Code in California should help state regulators determine which applications to operate assisted living communities to approve and which to deny, according to one organization.
As much of the country prepared for a long Labor Day weekend, senior living operators in Florida and nearby states were preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.
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The death of 11 children in a New Jersey long-term care facility last year prompted a new law requiring assisted living and memory care communities and other long-term care providers to submit outbreak response plans for review by the state Department of Health.
Assisted living communities are prohibited from discriminating against residents on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity under a bill signed into law by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.