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Assisted Living News

This section features news for assisted living providers. 

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Featured Content

How Size Affects Residential Care Communities and Their Residents

The size of a residential care community can affect the organization’s structure and the characteristics of its residents, according to a new analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

AoA: Emergency Preparedness and Response For State LTC Ombudsman Programs

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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.