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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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Overtime Pay for White Collar Employees: Proposed Rule Released

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).

HCBS Setting Requirement: Additional CMS Guidance

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.

Grants: Apply Now for the LeadingAge Innovations Fund

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.

Bluespire Recognizes Older Americans Month

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.

Payment Reform Continues to Shape Health Care

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.