California lawmakers say they’ll take no action this year on a bill that would require nursing home owners and operators to get state approval before they acquire, operate or manage a nursing home. But it could be heard in the future.
COVID-19 outbreaks rise in assisted living in Colorado despite vaccinations … Massachusetts LTC COVID deaths drop after state adopts federal counting standards … Massachusetts updated guidance allows LTC pharmacies to request vaccines for residents, staff … Former senior living employees get probation for stealing, reselling prescriptions … Bill requiring next-of-kin notification upon death certificate amendment passes in Texas House as response to deaths of 20-plus independent living residents allegedly committed by Billy Chemirmir … Assisted living community, owners, operators named in wrongful death suit for resident death after attack
Bipartisan legislation under consideration in the House of Representatives has the goal of shoring up the senior living and care workforce pipeline by providing operators with some flexibility in hiring and creating pathways for employment in long-term care.
Kansas is the latest state to adopt COVID-19 immunity protections for assisted living operators. House Bill 2126, signed into law last week by Gov. Laura Kelly, provides immunity from civil liability for COVID-19 claims for adult care homes, including assisted living communities, that were in “substantial compliance with public health directives” during a public health emergency.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says challenge to COVID-19 executive orders too vague, could affect assisted living visitation if upheld … Vaccine hesitancy leads to spike in staff COVID-19 cases in Florida assisted living communities … More federal oversight of assisted living needed, comedian John Oliver says in ‘Last Week Tonight’ segment … Sun City, AZ, The Villages in Florida, New York among top cities where retirees move: AdvisorSmith study … Brookdale Senior Living completes COVID vaccination clinics; acceptance rate exceeds 92% among residents
Assisted living and other long-term care operators are the victims of politics via legislation signed last week by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that repeals blanket immunity protections for pandemic-related efforts, according to one industry representative.
A new ranking puts New Hampshire at the top of the list for retirement locations because of its low crime and poverty scores, as well as its health and well-being scores.
American House Senior Living Communities to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for staff effective Aug. 1 … Wisconsin Republican stimulus spending plan includes $150 million for assisted living communities and nursing homes … Assisted living resident charged with assault after allegedly attacking 2 employees who tried to stop him from leaving
Creating a standard of dementia training for assisted living and other caregivers is the goal of proposed legislation in Florida, but a senior living organization says that not targeting training by population served is a mistake.
Fallout from a Medicaid fraud case discovered because of a murder at an assisted living community had an outsized effect on fraud-related criminal monetary recoveries by state Medicaid Fraud Control Units for the second consecutive year, suggests the latest annual report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Assisted living operators are exempt from a new executive order in Texas prohibiting the requirement of a “vaccine passport” for services, but one senior living provider organization says the exemption won’t change much in senior living from a practical standpoint.
Minimum staffing ratios would be established for assisted living communities with memory care units under a bill being considered by Oregon lawmakers.
Some Texas lawmakers are pretty ticked off at senior living communities these days. Or at least the settings without backup power generators.
For-profit New York nursing homes will have to spend more of their revenue on staffing and keep less in profits under a provision in the state budget approved Tuesday. Agreement on the $212 billion state budget by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers came almost a week past the April 1 deadline.
Kentucky lawmakers last week sent to Gov. Andy Beshear for his signature a COVID-19 liability protection bill that extends immunity to a narrow group of essential service providers, including senior living providers. If the governor signs the bill, the Bluegrass State will join a growing number of states granting such immunity to providers.
Atlanta-based The Arbor Company requires employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine by June 30 … West Virginia’s vaccination maintenance plan offers vaccine to family and caregivers of assisted living residents and staff members … COVID-19 vaccines spur renewed interest in senior living … Arizona relaxes long-term care visitation and off-site visit rules
It appears that the senior living industry remains misunderstood, if reports of a famous rock musician and his wife are accurate.
Washington state passed the nation’s first publicly-operated long-term care insurance program in 2019 to help offset assisted living and other costs.
West Virginia considers bill requiring visitation at assisted living communities even during global health crisis … Criminal investigation into assisted living fire that killed resident, firefighter expected to take weeks … Maintenance worker sues senior housing management firm for overtime pay under Fair Labor Standards Act … Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa top Orkin Top 50 Termite Cities List
Worker pleads guilty to embezzling a quarter-million dollars from Indiana senior living community by impersonating CFO … Ohio Legislature considers bill allowing assisted living residents to put security cameras in rooms … Assisted living visitors in Ohio cannot be required to produce negative COVID-19 tests … Minnesota updates guidance for assisted living dining and activities … Christian Health Center of New Jersey will receive just more than $1M in FEMA grant dollars as reimbursement for testing, PPE