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Assisted Living/CCRC Update

The  LeadingAge members who offer assisted living are often a part of a continuing care retirement community but many are free standing. Assisted living is state regulated and all 50 states have some form of regulation or licensure category for assisted living, although it may not be called by that name. State regulations vary on who can be admitted and reside in assisted living. Assisted living is primarily private pay, although 41 states currently have a Medicaid Waiver/Medicaid State Plan for a limited amount of residents.

LeadingAge produces a newsletter for assisted living and CCRC members that comes out six times a year.

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Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Report: No Increase in Adult Day National Median Rates

Genworth in its 2014 Cost of Care Survey reported that the cost of adult day care centers didn’t increase from last year, but has shown a 3.4% five-year annual growth, with the national median daily rate at $65 in 2014. The report does show that adult day services are a cost effective option for caregivers and older adults to choose.

HCBS Characteristics Transition Plans: CMS Releases Additional Guidance to States

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released to State Medicaid Agencies, Operating Agencies, and other stakeholders a Home and Community-Based Settings Toolkit to assist states in developing their Home and Community-Based Settings Transition Plans to comply with new requirements in the recently published home and community based services’ (HCBS) regulations. Providers will have the opportunity to make recommendations concerning what provisions should be included or not included in the state's transition plan.

Resources to Promote Older Americans Month 2014 Available

Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to our country. This year’s theme focuses on injury prevention: Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.  

CEAL Names Diane Doumas as Interim Executive Director

Diane Doumas is the new interim executive director of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL). LeadingAge is one of the 11 national organizations that make up the CEAL collaborative.

Health Reform: 5 Critical Compliance Questions

Health reform has generated a lot of questions for employers. Some are large and philosophical and demand thought and research. Some are important, but basic, and you simply need the answers to comply with the law.