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).
An increased number of medical, legal and financial services professionals now are required to report suspicions of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation under changes to Ohio law that went into effect on Saturday.
Organizations representing assisted living operators in New York are cheering a new pilot program that will subsidize rent for residents with dementia who no longer can afford assisted living.
Oakmont Senior Living has requested a hearing about the potential shuttering of two of its California senior living communities over staff members’ alleged handling of resident evacuations during a wildfire last year. Meanwhile, a new law in the state implements revised emergency and disaster response planning requirements for senior living communities.
A state ballot initiative that would limit how many people could be assigned to each registered nurse in hospitals and certain other healthcare facilities ultimately would hurt assisted living access and affordability, according to the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association.
California is poised to become the first state to mandate that public companies have at least one woman on their boards of directors.
Two associations representing assisted living operators in the Sunshine State notched a win against the state Department of Elder Affairs Thursday afternoon when an administrative law judge said that 14 rule provisions introduced by the department in April were “invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority.”
Continuing care retirement communities will have have less time to return refundable portions of entrance fees to residents or their estates after move-out under a new law signed Friday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.
Healthcare professionals who treat adults in Massachusetts will be required to undergo training related to Alzheimer’s disease under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Memory care communities in Ohio would face new employee training requirements, and “respite care” would get a new definition, if a task force’s recommendations become law.
A new report that is critical of Texas assisted living operators’ preparedness and response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017 is misleading to the public and insulting to industry workers, according to associations representing assisted living operators in the Lone Star State.
Workers at assisted living communities in Massachusetts will be required to undergo training on the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity under a new law.