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: […]

Movers and Shakers: OnShift, Maplewood Senior Living

OnShift’s Peter Corless Begins Second Term on AHCA Governing Board Peter Corless, executive vice president of enterprise development at OnShift, has been re-elected as the associate business member (ABM) president for the American Health Care Association (AHCA). OnShift is a Cleveland-based software development firm that specializes in the post-acute care and senior living industries. Corless […]

States Set Tougher Assisted Living Penalties, Oversight

Beefed-up monetary penalties and oversight requirements were among the most common regulatory changes to hit assisted living in 2017. That’s according to the 2017 edition of the Assisted Living State Regulatory Review, an annual report issued by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents senior […]

Staffing, Memory Care Dominate New Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted living regulations have shifted in focus in the last three years, with states now focused on staffing and training requirements rather than disclosure and reporting. The 2016 regulations are seen in the latest edition of the Assisted Living State Regulatory Review, issued by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) . The […]