Legislation introduced in Wisconsin would provide $1 million for respite care and help the state’s 578,000 family caregivers assist loved ones with activities of daily living in other ways.
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.
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.
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 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.
The board licensing assisted living communities in Tennessee must clarify its rules and regulations related to medication administration — and strengthen penalties for violating those rules, according to the recently released findings of a performance audit conducted by the state comptrolller’s office.