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.
Florida agency’s records wrongly indicate that some operators aren’t in compliance with generator requirements … Federal task force seeks input on long-term care insurance … Drones, smartphones and sensors aid fall interventions, first aid
Sabra Health Care REIT seeks controlling stake of 51% in Enlivant … Collapse of 75 jumbled entities leads to dissolution of senior care partnership … North Carolina proposed budget would extend moratorium on memory care beds … NHI announces second-quarter results … National HealthCare Corp. reports second-quarter earnings
A new executive order from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf calls for state agencies to find ways to transition older adults from nursing homes to home- and community-based settings. Such settings can include assisted living communities and personal care homes.
Ensign announces date of senior living division spin-off … FCC gives rural providers a telemedicine boost .. New York capital debates $200 annual per-bed fee on assisted living facilities
Five elements from Minnesota’s Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2019 will be going into effect Thursday.
Some Florida assisted living communities and nursing homes still don’t have backup generators … Sen. Kamala Harris, presidential candidate, releases healthcare plan that preserves private insurance… The presidential candidate who may know how to fix healthcare
Three Maryland residents face a collective 128 charges of abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult, financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, embezzlement, theft, fraud and operating a combined total of 10 assisted living facilities without licenses, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Tuesday.
S.B. 827 adds dementia training to the continuing education component for physicians and nurses in Connecticut, and S.B. 832 facilitates easier public access to the databases used for background checks of those working with the elderly.
Kentucky put at risk the health and safety of some older and disabled adults receiving home- and community-based services through section 1915(c) Medicaid waivers because its annual inspections were “insufficient,” according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Human and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Eight defendants have been charged since an Elder Abuse Task Force with industry representation was established in March, according to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
A bill motivated by a California senior living operator’s handling of an evacuation during wildfires in 2017 was signed into law Wednesday by state Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Federal law complicates medical cannabis use in assisted living communities … As seniors go into twilight years, some of them privately mull ‘rational suicide’
Washington state legislators are considering a regulation that would make workers who earn less than approximately $49,000 at companies with more than 50 employees eligible for overtime pay.
Excessive napping linked to cognitive decline in older men … Florida gives the green light to fully autonomous vehicles … Ziegler Link•Age Fund II invests in K4Connect
A bill that will make Connecticut the seventh state with a paid family and medical leave program is on the way to the desk of Gov. Ned Lamont, who has said he will sign it.
A new “master plan for aging,” which will be created following the signing of an executive order by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, is a big step forward for the state, according to one provider group.
Hawaii is the healthiest state for older adults, and Mississippi is the least healthy, according to United Health Foundation’s 2019 “America’s Health Rankings Senior Report.” Where does your state rank?
Justin Brown, CEO of Choice Capital Partners, the ownership entity for Villagio Senior Living, has been named director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, which has approximately 7,000 employees and oversees older adult-related and other programs.