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Assisted Living News

This section features news for assisted living providers. 

We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our assisted living content.

 

Featured Content

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage: Questions Remain

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Obergefell vs. Hodges that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states. The discussion has a wide range of implications for aging services providers and we anticipate additional guidance over the coming months from federal and state agencies to help navigate the changing landscape.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact Claims Under the Fair Housing Act

In a recent 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The Court, however, placed limitations on its application in practice that may give some comfort to wary providers.

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.

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.

Branding, Bonding, and Your Community’s Reputation

Creating a distinct brand identity for your senior living community will help project your qualifications and relevance. Furthermore, a strong brand can help you develop a differentiated market position and an authentic narrative that will increase the value of your organization.