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West Virginia considers bill requiring visitation at assisted living communities even during global health crisis … Criminal investigation into assisted living fire that killed resident, firefighter expected to take weeks … Maintenance worker sues senior housing management firm for overtime pay under Fair Labor Standards Act … Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa top Orkin Top 50 Termite Cities List

Court rejects industry challenge to generator mandate

Winter storm brings question of mandatory generators back into focus

One difference that stands out between assisted living communities and nursing homes after more than 106 Houston-area long-term care communities reported “emergency events” during last week’s unusual winter storm: the state requires nursing homes to have backup power where life-support systems are used, but no state requirements exist for assisted living communities to have permanent generators on site.

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