The lead author of a new study on suicides related to long-term care says the research is a call for operators to examine how they are supporting mental health among residents, especially those just moving in.
Assisted living communities totaling 99 were among 590 long-term and post-acute care providers in 48 states that have earned 2019 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living.
For the second year in a row, top lobbyists are making assisted living a point of emphasis before dozens of members of Congress and their staff members as part of annual American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Congressional Briefing efforts.
Industry groups representing senior living organizations say they generally support the federal government’s proposed salary threshold of $35,308 under which executive, administrative, professional and certain other employees would be eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. They still have concerns, however.
Individual healthcare workers as well as healthcare organizations can decline to provide care that conflicts with their religious and moral beliefs or mission under a final rule issued Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Some fear the rule could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals.
The annual observance will be Sept. 8 to 14 this year.
Senior living advocates told McKnight’s Senior Living they will continue working with policymakers and others to try to ensure that middle-market adults have housing and care options as they age.
It’s no secret that more assisted living communities are competing with skilled care operators for high-need residents. But a recent piece in the New York Times is sure to raise troubling questions about this emerging strategy.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday issued new guidance meant to clarify where Medicaid beneficiaries can receive home- and community-based services as defined in a 2014 regulation, but provider advocates said they still have questions.
Seventeen senior living, long-term and post-acute care associations across the United States have joined forces to address one of the most pressing issues facing operators, caregiver shortages, via a website.
The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request by Brookdale Senior Living to review a case, first brought in 2012, that alleges fraudulent Medicare billing of approximately $35 million by the country’s largest senior living company.
Senior living advocates are urging Congress to reject the reforms to Medicaid in President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 and also are “deeply disappointed” in changes to affordable housing programs.
The Labor Department’s new proposal to increase the salary threshold for employee overtime pay, announced Thursday, might have been expected, but it’s still of concern to some organizations representing senior living operators.
Argentum, the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and LeadingAge for the first time are participating in Careers in Aging Week, taking place March 3 to 9.
A bipartisan bill introduced Monday in the House of Representatives permanently would extend spousal impoverishment protections for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving long-term care in a home- or community-based setting.
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.