The “excessive prices” of assisted living, nursing home and home care make long-term care insurance a necessity, according to two Connecticut senators who on Thursday identified making long-term care insurance more affordable as one of their healthcare policy priorities for 2020.
New York’s Medicaid program would see $2.5 billion in cuts under a $178 billion state budget proposal outlined Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Increasing costs in the program are due in part to costs related to managed long-term care, according to the governor.
Assisted living communities, memory care communities, nursing homes and hospitals treating older adults in New Jersey have new end-of-life care training and policy requirements under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy.
Employers would be subject to additional requirements under bills at the national and state level that aim to protect older workers from age discrimination.
South Dakota could join at least four other states where resident-initiated electronic monitoring is permitted in resident rooms of assisted living communities.
Senior living provider advocates in Georgia say they will be watching regulatory and legislative responses to a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation of the industry in Georgia to try to ensure that they don’t negatively affect the provision of care in the communities.
A proposal to enact a state False Claims Act in Pennsylvania “has the potential to impact the entire long-term care continuum” even though assisted living and personal care communities do not currently participate in the Keystone State’s Medicaid system, according to one provider group.
California’s plan to establish a single market for drug pricing within the state could set Medicaid policy for the entire country, some experts say, because the federal-state program requires all states to pay the lowest price available in any U.S. market.
Legislators in New Hampshire have been scrambling to clarify new minimum training requirements for workers in assisted living and other settings caring for residents with dementia after a bill with the requirements was tucked into the state budget and passed even though it “wasn’t ready for prime time.”
Two Ohio lawmakers have announced legislation that would permit residents of assisted living communities and nursing homes, or their families, to set up video cameras in their rooms. The goal, the legislators said, is to reduce incidents of elder abuse.
An Office of Alzheimer’s Disease would be created in Florida under a bill introduced Monday in the state House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Willhite, a Democrat, and Rep. Scott Plakon, a Republican.
An assisted living operator in Florida is predicting the closure of several assisted living communities there if the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration moves forward with plans to penalize assisted living communities and nursing homes that aren’t in compliance with the Sunshine State’s emergency power plans rule by the end of the year.
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.”