Feds Formally Announce Financial Covid-19 Support for Private-Pay Assisted Living

Private-pay assisted living providers now have the ability to apply for funding under the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution allocation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Tuesday. The announcement comes about two weeks after the federal agency told the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) during a call that relief […]

Shortage of Supplies Rapidly Worsens In Senior Living as Covid-19 Spreads

Assisted living and skilled nursing facilities across the U.S. already contending with acute shortages in personal protective equipment amidst the evolving Covid-19 pandemic will soon run out of supplies unless drastic and creative actions are taken. Without such action, 20% of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities will run out of PPE inventory within the […]

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 […]

Trump’s HHS Pick Offers Hope to Embattled Skilled Nursing Sector

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), M.D.—an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—to head up the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the new administration. Price’s appointment could be good news for the struggling skilled nursing sector, as he appears likely to roll back regulations and some ACA […]

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 […]

3 Lessons for a Firmer Grasp of Skilled Nursing Risks

At the outset of the year, it appeared investors might find skilled nursing sexy again in 2016. One quarter in, skilled nursing is garnering a lot of attention, but some investors are attracted while others appear to be rejecting these assets as too risky. At least, that’s judging by questions asked and some heated discussions […]

Senior Care Liability Costs Will Not Let Up

The cost of liability remains on the rise for the long-term care industry, including independent and assisted living providers. Specifically, the overall national long-term care loss rate is anticipated to grow by 5% per year, with claim frequency fueling the increase. Claims frequency has an anticipated 3% growth rate. These and other findings were reported […]

How Congress Could Upend Senior Care Financing

Amid recent reports of patient harm and a lack of oversight within nursing homes, a new law could start holding nursing homes more accountable for low quality ratings. The Nursing Home Accountability Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), aims to cut nursing homes with the lowest scorers from Department of Housing and Urban […]