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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy
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...
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...
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...
ALFA recently submitted a statement for the record related to a hearing on financial exploitation of seniors before a U.S. Senate committee, outlining...
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.
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...
The Administration for Community Living is seeking to strengthen the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs with a new rule due to prior “significant incon...
Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised some guidance to nursing facilities, now requiring hands-on practice and in-person skills ass...
cheatsheet, Membership, Policy in the States, Regulations, Reports, Risk Management
In 2014, states across the country passed legislation and implemented regulations affecting assisted living providers. Do you know what changed in you...
CEO, cheatsheet, Legislation, Policy in the States, Regulations
The Connecticut Assisted Living Association expands member value by creating fresh approaches to spreading the word about senior living, such as a par...
Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education
The Social Security Administration is offering a new online service for replacing an SSA-1099 form for beneficiaries who maintain a “my Social Securit...
Federal Agency Activity, Regulations
The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing to amend regulations governing who is eligible to receive a VA pension in response to recent recommend...
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Family Relations
The White House Conference on Aging is asking for senior living stories showcasing community activities and accomplishments as it helps shape the land...
Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education
Social Security announced that it will extend field office hours nationwide beginning March 16. The Social Security Administration said field offices ...
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet
The swelling ranks of the nation’s older adults are changing the face of the nation, creating a complex array of opportunities and challenges for issu...
Advocacy, Allied Member, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Membership, Partnerships, Provider Member, Strategy
ALFA has been working diligently to evolve into an organization positioned and equipped to address the long-term needs of the senior living industry. ...
It’s a difficult and murky place many adult children and their parents find themselves when it comes to discussing end-of-life planning. Author Tim P...
Advocacy, Legislation, Policy in the States
The Assisted Living Federation of America, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds President Obama’s remarks in the State of the Uni...
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, cheatsheet, Legislation, Policy in the States, Regulations
New York is one of the most diverse states in the nation, home to broad rural regions yet housing the nation’s largest city that boasts a population o...
Audits, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Membership, Regulations, Reports, Risk Management
ALFA has just published the 2014 Top Ten Deficiency Report, which provides a state-by-state assessment of the most common regulatory citations in seni...
Federal Agency Activity, Insurance, Property Management
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule revising the financial reporting guidelines for operators participating in the...
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The government is seeking in put on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The Office of the National Coordinators for Health IT is accepting...
cheatsheet, Health Care, Partnerships, Regulations
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has been ramping up its efforts to advance excellence in assisted living through a new vision, mission st...
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Hearings, Medication Management
The Senate Special Committee on Aging released a report focusing on ways to increase the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program, and ...
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