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Bill would change adverse incident reporting requirements

A new bill in Florida that would change the way assisted living communities report so-called adverse incidents is being described by one lay media outlet as “anti-consumer,” but the legislator behind it says the goal is to align requirements for assisted living with those for nursing homes.

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.”


More news for Friday, Oct. 4

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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


Newspaper series critical of assisted living ‘paints inaccurate picture,’ industry group says

Assisted living community and personal care home operators in Georgia are defending the industry as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution begins publishing a new investigative series that the newspaper’s editor told readers will “reveal the ways Georgia falls short in regulating homes, the ways the for-profit business model can put residents at risk and the steps you can take to keep family members safe.”

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