What Have We Done for You Lately? – September 2017
LeadingAge is proud of the work it does every day to serve our members. Here are some highlights of our work for you during September 2017.
How Would a Minimum Wage Hike Affect Your Organization?
A new report from RTI International contains data showing how assisted living settings and life plan communities would be affected if the federal minimum wage were increased to $10, $12 or $15. The report is a joint project of RTI and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.
Living Wage: Satisfied Workers = Satisfied Customers
National Church Residences is implementing a 5-year living wage initiative that aspires to increase the organization’s minimum wage to $14.50 over the next 5 years.
Ban on Teens' Use of Lifts in Nursing Homes Needs Modification
A final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2010 prohibits 16- and 17-year-olds from operating power-driven lifts. Although targeted to cherry pickers, fork lifts and man lifts, the definition in the regulation is broad enough to cover patient lifts commonly used in nursing facilities that are Medicare ...
Rural Summit 2017: Continuing the Conversation
Staff from LeadingAge's national office participated in the discussion, which generated a number of recommendations for recruiting and retaining certified nursing assistants; developing tools to help nursing homes comply with the new requirements of participation and other regulations, accountable care organizations ...