The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule that would increase the salary threshold for claiming exemption from overtime requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees (“white-collar” employees) from the current level of $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $970 per week ($50,440 annually).
On June 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released additional Frequently Asked Questions related to home and community-based settings. This new guidance further clarifies what States will expect from home and community-based service providers located in a facility.
Applications are once again being accepted for the LeadingAge Innovations Fund, a grant program we designed to help our members cultivate new ideas and develop programs that have the potential for a demonstrable impact in aging services. This round, we are looking for projects that support innovative wellness programming in affordable senior housing settings or innovative dementia care programming. Application deadline is July 31.
Senior living communities must demonstrate how volunteer opportunities can help residents maintain connections with their community, city, and country. In particular, marketers should use resident testimonies, a captivating brochure design, and social media to highlight the benefits of senior volunteering.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its timeline for how traditional Medicare services will be paid in the coming years. It is important to understand how these new payment standards will affect hospital referrals, SNF negotiation rates, and waivers for restrictions in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.