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Increasing assisted living regulation is a trend, NCAL says

For the second year in a row, more than half of the states have changed their assisted living requirements, indicating a potential trend that the National Center for Assisted Living expects to continue, executives said Thursday in releasing the group’s annual “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.”

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More news for Tuesday, Oct. 1

Officials encouraged as no new cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported at Illinois senior living community … Tennessee healthcare providers see potential upsides but still have questions over governor’s proposed Medicaid waiver … Atlanta Journal-Constitution continues series on assisted living; assisted living provides ‘safe, nurturing, community environments’ for older adults, says state rep in response to series

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CMS promises improved investigation and reporting of elder abuse in long-term care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is working to address numerous recommendations from federal agencies to improve reporting, investigation and law enforcement notification of elder abuse, the Government Accountability Office said in report released Wednesday. The report highlights the differences in requirements for assisted living communities versus nursing homes.

Opportunities await beyond near-term challenges

Recent news is enough to cause any operator, developer or investor to reach for the aspirin. A look at data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, as well as discussions with experts from NIC and elsewhere, however, give hope.

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