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Massachusetts program aims to simplify LTSS access

Massachusetts has launched MassOptions, a seven-day-a-week free service designed to simplify access to long-term services and supports for older adults, those with disabilities and their caregivers throughout the state.

California: New law toughens licensure requirements

Effective Jan. 1, applicants seeking licensure to operate assisted living communities in California must disclose their prior ownership of any type of facility in any state, including a history of compliance with applicable laws.

New York offers new protections for direct-care workers

Direct-care workers in New York will receive the same anti-violence protections already provided to registered nurses, emergency medical technicians and firefighters in the state, under legislation recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Kentucky to implement direct-care worker background checks

Kentucky soon will require assisted living communities and certain other senior living providers to obtain national criminal background checks on some new employees as a condition of obtaining or renewing the facility’s license to operate in the state.

Massachusetts effort’s goal is to prevent falls

Mass-ALFA is working with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, through its Healthy Living Center of Excellence, to implement evidence-based falls prevention programs in all assisted living communities in the state.

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