More than half of older adults in a recent poll said they would be comfortable using a live video service such as Skype for a medication consultation or for ongoing management of a chronic condition, although they had concerns related to use of the technology.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to increase the number of geriatric health professionals and direct service workers to support the aging population in the United States.
Advocates say Appropriations Subcommittee bill has good news for seniors but more housing funding is needed
Advocates for aging services and affordable housing said they are pleased that a House Appropriations subcommittee bill exceeds the administration's fiscal year 2019 request for Housing and Urban Development funding. More is needed, however, they say.
Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say
Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.
Proposed legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care is drawing support from senior living industry groups.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban should include the Department of Agriculture in collaborations involving housing and health services for older adults living in affordable seniors housing and other settings, the Government Accountability Office recommended Thursday in a new report.
Rent reforms proposed Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson "would immediately impact seniors" living in subsidized housing if passed, despite assertions to the contrary by federal officials, LeadingAge Vice President of Housing Policy Linda Couch tells McKnight's Senior Living.
Chronic care management via telehealth and remote monitoring, service coordination in affordable housing, and long-term care financing are some of the new directions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should explore through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, according to feedback from providers and associations.
LeadingAge and National Church Residences were among 164 national organizations recently sending a letter urging the Department of Housing and Urban Development to keep creating "inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination" in its mission statement.
Funeral information for Tony Mullen, a founder of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. And appointments at Erickson Living, Hunt Mortgage Group, It's Never 2 Late, LeadingAge, Lutheran Senior Services, New Perspective Senior Living, Solvere Senior Living, Stratus Interoperable and Sun Health.