HHS: Assisted Living Providers to Receive $140M in Phase 3 Provider Relief Expansion

Assisted living providers stand to receive $140 million in the latest round of Covid-19 relief for health care providers from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That is according to an HHS spokesperson, replying to a request for comment from Senior Housing News on Wednesday’s announcement that the agency is expanding its Phase […]

Assisted Living to Benefit as HHS Increases Relief Fund Distribution to $24 Billion

The federal government on Wednesday announced that it is expanding the third phase of Covid-19 relief for health care providers, including assisted living. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is boosting its Phase 3 funding total from $20 billion to $24 billion, after concluding that the initial amount did not sufficiently cover lost […]

LTC Working Through Senior Lifestyle Transitions, Launches Smart Design Initiative

Real estate investment trust LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) is trying to think and act “outside the REIT box” as Covid-19 continues to pressure its operators, with efforts such as a Smart Design initiative to modernize communities. Meanwhile, the Westlake Village, California-based company continues to work through challenges with some tenants, notably Senior Lifestyle. In the […]

Covid-19 Bulletin: Legal Immunity for California Providers in Doubt; Massachusetts Slow to Report Covid-19 Assisted Living Data

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of the latest developments, focusing on news and information that we identify as especially pertinent to senior living. The team at SHN knows how important your work is right now; we thank you and […]

AHCA/NCAL Pushes Government for $5 Billion in Assisted Living Covid-19 Aid

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is seeking $5 billion from the federal government to aid assisted living communities as they grapple with Covid-19. The industry association asked the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for the funding relief to help support the senior living industry’s outsized testing, supply […]

White House Offers ‘Practically Nothing’ to Assisted Living, Pledges Nursing Home Aid

President Donald Trump praised his administration’s efforts in protecting older adults from Covid-19 — but LeadingAge, an association of non-profit senior service providers, believes far more must be done. Trump announced the federal government’s newest move to aid older adults living in nursing homes during a White House event titled “Protecting America’s Seniors” Thursday. Included […]

Assisted Living Regulations Changed in 29 States In Last Year

More than half of all U.S. states — 29, to be exact — tweaked regulations, statutes and policies for assisted living providers between June 2017 and June 2018, according to the 2018 edition of the “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review” from the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). The most common changes to state regulations […]

Movers & Shakers: AHCA/NCAL, Watercrest Senior Living

AHCA/NCAL Elects New Board of Governors, Directors The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has recently elected AHCA’s board of governors and NCAL’s board of directors for the 2017/2018 term at its annual convention in Las Vegas. Among the new officers, both boards selected new chairs for the coming year: […]