As of May 20, 2015, 46 state transition plans have been submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for the implementation of the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings rule. Beginning in June, CMS will communicate with states on their transition plans and their assessments of HCBS settings. CMS plans on conducting future webinars on best practices in implementation of the final rule.
Imagine an environment in which your organization's human capital is harnessed to maximize performance, outcomes, and satisfaction. And imagine your greater community viewing your organization as the strategically relevant expert to all things senior. That's community engagement.
What would you do if you found out that billionaire Warren Buffett was planning to visit your assisted living community? If you’re Immanuel Village, a LeadingAge member in Omaha, NE, you’d do your best to act natural.
Four years after the Miami Herald newspaper claimed that Florida’s assisted living residents were being “neglected to death,” the Florida Legislature passed a reform bill aimed at increasing oversight of assisted living communities without placing undue burden on providers. Not everyone agrees the legislation meets those goals.
A new white paper from the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) identifies 4 issues that consumers, providers, and other stakeholders must address if assisted living is going to remain a viable option within the long-term care field.