North Carolina's four-star rating system for assisted living communities may be altered, abandoned or kept as-is depending on the feedback that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services receives in a web-based survey.
The Minnesota Department of Health plans to implement a new electronic system to help it more quickly respond to and resolve reports of abuse in assisted living communities, nursing homes and other long-term care settings.
The Nebraska legislature voted 26-13 on Wednesday to create a special committee to study assisted living facilities where residents primarily have diagnoses of mental illness.
A bill requiring tougher background checks for long-term care workers is on the way to the desk of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal after unanimously passing the state senate on Thursday. Deal is expected to sign the measure, which then would become effective Oct. 1, 2019.
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed bills into law Monday requiring assisted living communities and nursing homes in the state to have emergency generators. Legislators in Oklahoma are considering similar requirements for assisted living.
Ten assisted living communities and 21 nursing homes across 19 counties in Nebraska were put into receivership Friday after the state Department of Health and Human Services learned that their owner did not have enough funds to pay employees and ensure the future well-being of residents.
A new elder abuse litigation and prevention unit within the West Virginia attorney general's office will include civil prosecutors pursuing cases against those who exploit, abuse or neglect older adults in the state, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Thursday.
Argentum is planning to find additional ways to discuss the Government Accountability Office's assisted living-related report, home- and community-based services and other issues after the second day of its Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was canceled due to inclement weather.
The sponsor of a proposal that would have added a "Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Residents' Bill of Rights" to the Florida constitution withdrew it from consideration by the state Constitution Revision Commission on Tuesday.