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.
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.
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.
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 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.