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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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Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults, a free learning tool created to address the needs and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults in long-term care (LTC).

Overtime Pay for White Collar Employees: Proposed Rule Published

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).

Is Florida’s Assisted Living Bill a Model for the Nation?

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.

Grants: Apply by July 31 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.

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.