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).
For years, we’ve been anticipating the arrival of more sophisticated and more demanding consumers who know what they want from a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and aren’t afraid to ask for it. Those new consumers have arrived. Recent activity in Connecticut is an example.
Activity directors in continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) received an average salary increase of 2.43% in 2015, according to the 2015-2016 Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary and Benefits Report. Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service published the study in cooperation with LeadingAge.
ABHOW, a LeadingAge member in Pleasanton, CA, announced in early July that it is merging with be.group, a LeadingAge member in Glendale. The merger, which should be finalized in early 2016, illustrates a growing -- and positive -- trend in the field of aging services, according to Steve Maag, director of residential services at LeadingAge.
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.