Provider groups are cheering Monday's passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.
Independent lining administrators in CCRCs saw an average pay increase of 1.43% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Pay for directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities averaged $73,938 in 2018, according to the "Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019" issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
The American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, LeadingAge and 72 other national organizations, in a June 28 letter, urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to begin "immediate and effective implementation" of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act.
The merger of one of the country's largest senior living and care organizations with one of the country's largest healthcare systems will have a "ripple effect" throughout the sector, according to one industry expert.
Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care "is a promising start toward effective solutions," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.
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.