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Senior Living Policy News

The following articles document public policy efforts, bills, and other important information about senior living issues and their impact on senior care. If you would like to share your comments or ask questions regarding the following articles, please contact ALFA.

Maribeth Bersani, Assisted Living Federation of AmericaMaribeth Bersani LinkedIn icon
SVP of Public Policy
703-562-1180
mbersani@alfa.org



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6/24/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, ALFAPAC, CEO, cheatsheet, Engage, Membership, Policy in the States, Regulations
ALFA executive report “ALFA Advocates for You” is now available for members, showcasing the many ways ALFA engages on the state and federal levels to ...
6/17/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity
ALFA has signed on to a letter written by the National Health Council supporting a patient-focused bill currently before federal lawmakers that advanc...
6/10/2015
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
Many people misunderstand reverse mortgages after viewing advertisements about them, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found after conducting a...
6/2/2015
Human Resources, Labor Relations
A U.S. District Court judge recently issued a decision upholding a new rule crafted by the National Labor Relations Board that significantly shortens ...
5/27/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Risk Management
ALFA has released a newly updated Labor Relations Guide & Tool Kit designed to aid senior living companies as they navigate the often changing field o...
5/27/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, cheatsheet, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA, the Florida chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America, announced that thanks to its collaboration with the Agency for Health ...
5/20/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy Awards, Statesman Award
ALFA applauds state partner the Texas Assisted Living Association for its success in advocating for meaningful assisted living legislation at the Texa...
5/20/2015
The White House Conference on Aging has released a retirement security policy brief focusing on issues related to Social Security, increasing retireme...
5/15/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, Policy in the States, Statesman Award
TALA applauds state partner the Texas Assisted Living Association for its success in advocating for meaningful assisted living legislation at the Texa...
5/13/2015
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
Federal and state policies generally encourage the use of available generic drug products as do private payers such as insurers and others, which is w...
5/13/2015
Family Relations, Federal Agency Activity, Health Care
To clarify ambiguities and resolve “long-standing issues” within the Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs, the Administration on Community Living has bee...
5/1/2015
Step too close to the regulations and you might get burned, say experts. No one wants to be on the wrong side of a $1.5 million penalty.
5/1/2015
Communicate with lawmakers and make a difference in statehouses across the country.
4/28/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, CEO, cheatsheet, Legislation, Policy in the States
Senior living had a reason to celebrate in Florida this week with the passage of a meaningful assisted living reform bill by the state legislature.
4/28/2015
Hearings, Legislation
The top Democrat on the Senate Aging Committee this week asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the effects on senior househ...
4/28/2015
Social Security announced a new strategic plan, Vision 2025. The vision is designed to serve as a guide for the agency and show how it will accomplish...
4/21/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
Consumers now have a new way of choosing a hospital and understanding the quality of care thanks to a government website, Hospital Compare, which comp...
4/15/2015
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The White House Conference on Aging has issued a policy brief on healthy aging – the first in a series of briefs it plans to release this year. The...
4/15/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently revised rules relating to hospice care patients who are Medicare beneficiaries. Upon electing hospice c...
4/7/2015
Health and Wellness, Hearings, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Two senators last week sent a letter seeking more information from the Health and Human Services Department on its efforts to address the improper pre...
4/7/2015
Compliance, Federal Agency Activity, Physical Plant, Risk Management, Security
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and ...
4/2/2015
CEO, cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Staffing & Performance
ALFA’s Human Resources Roundtable heard from legal experts last week on how a new rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board taking effect Apri...
3/25/2015
It’s that time of year again to invest in your professional development. Register for the ALFA 2015 Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida and collaborat...
3/11/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity
ALFA recently commented on proposed rules from the Veterans Administration on its Aid and Attendance benefit. ALFA members are honored to currently se...
3/11/2015
Advocacy, Partnerships, Policy in the States
Harvard University’s School of Government has recognized the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living as part of its 2015 B...
3/1/2015
Senior living’s legislative push for 2015 focuses on issues that protect residents’ independence, choice, and dignity.
2/24/2015
Ageism, CEO, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Hearings, Managed Risk
ALFA recently submitted a statement for the record related to a hearing on financial exploitation of seniors before a U.S. Senate committee, outlining...
2/24/2015
Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Property Management, Reports
The Centers for Disease Control has released new state web tables using data from its National Study of Long-Term Care Providers conducted in 2012.
2/19/2015
ALFA's Public Policy Positions
The Assisted Living Federation of America, which advocates for excellence in senior living, commends the Senate Special Committee on Aging for its eff...
2/18/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The Administration for Community Living is seeking to strengthen the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs with a new rule due to prior “significant incon...
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