Assisted living continues to be the fastest-growing segment of membership for the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, NCAL said Wednesday in newly issued annual report for 2018.
A 20% business income tax deduction under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could be awaiting some assisted living communities, according to final regulations issued by the federal government on Friday. Skilled nursing facilities, however, appear to be ineligible.
The National Quality Forum for the first time has endorsed a set of assisted living customer satisfaction measures, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, developer of the measures, said Thursday.
Assisted living communities can breathe a sigh of relief now that Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has signed the agency’s final rule regarding the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.
Workforce issues will continue to be a dominant challenge in the senior living industry in 2019, according to leaders of several organizations representing providers. But they are entering the new year with plans to address these and other issues.
Here’s a look at some of the news that occupied many minds in senior living over the past year.
A bipartisan bill that authorizes $100 million in funding over five years to create a new public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease is headed to the president’s desk after being passed Wednesday night by the House of Representatives.
The Senate has unanimously approved the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act.
A story appearing in Thursday’s New York Times delivers a largely unflattering assessment of the nation’s assisted living communities. The piece suggests that the sector is growing too rapidly for adequate regulatory oversight to keep pace.
NCAL’s Scott Tittle talks about the legislative challenges and opportunities that await in the new year.
A bipartisan bill that would authorize $100 million in funding over five years to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease was passed unanimously by the Senate Health Committee on Thursday.
Bipartisan legislation introduced Friday aims to protect Medicaid payments for home- and community-based services, including those provided in assisted living communities, that otherwise would end Dec. 31 with the expiration of a provision known as Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid payments for assisted living services could be in jeopardy in some states if Congress does not renew a provision in the Affordable Care Act that is set to expire on Dec. 31, according to a new issue brief.
The outcome of the federal midterm elections makes it less likely that Medicaid funding cuts will be on the agenda for the next Congress, organizations representing senior living operators believe. Concerns remain, however.
The Long Term Care Community Coalition released recommendations for best practices for the assisted living industry on Wednesday, citing an “urgent need” given the findings contained in a February report from the federal Government Accountability Office.
Ashley Blankenship of Arkansas was re-elected to chair the National Center for Assisted Living Board of Directors on Wednesday at the AHCA / NCAL annual meeting.
If the response of attendees at a Tuesday session at the AHCA / NCAL annual meeting is any indication, bullying is prevalent in senior living.
Times may be challenging for long-term care providers right now, but opportunities exist to help determine the future of the industry, leaders of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living told annual meeting attendees Monday.
Senior living operators and association officials discussed major trends facing operators Monday at the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living convention, and it didn’t take long for clear themes to emerge.
NCAL Day speakers think something other than occupancy should be operators’ top priority.