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...
Connecticut implements worker background checks
Nov 11, 2015
The Connecticut Department of Public Health has launched a comprehensive background check program for direct care employees of assisted living services agencies and other long-term care providers.
Massachusetts effort’s goal is to prevent falls
Nov 09, 2015
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...
Florida launches new assisted living community comparison tool
Oct 30, 2015
Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration has launched a new online tool that enables consumers to compare assisted living communities’ inspection results, facility complaints, nurse...
Wisconsin: Web site aims to help people meet challenges of aging
Oct 29, 2015
Aided by interviews with aging and healthcare professionals and others, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have launched a free website for older adults living anywhere in the state. It...
Colorado: LTSS plan gets $723,823
Oct 02, 2015
The Colorado Medicaid program will receive a grant to create pilot programs designed to ensure comprehensive access points for residents seeking long-term services and supports regardless of age, disability...
West Virginia: Applicant screening working
Oct 02, 2015
A screening program for assisted living and other workers with direct access to long-term care residents in West Virginia has flagged nine job applicants as not eligible for employment since its Aug....
Illinois: Programs for older adults funded despite budget crisis
Sep 24, 2015
Programs in Illinois providing care to Medicaid-eligible older adults will receive payments from the state despite an ongoing inability for the state government to pass a budget.
Alzheimer’s plan calls for assisted living review
Sep 23, 2015
The state of Washington should undertake a review of Medicaid rates for specialized dementia care in assisted living communities, recommends the state’s Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease...
Ohio decision affects HCBS across the country
Sep 22, 2015
In a case believed to be the first to use Medicaid’s retroactivity requirement to challenge federal LTSS payment policies, a U.S. District Court in Ohio has ruled that the state must cover assisted...