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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
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Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Research
More than 100 House members sent a letter to the chamber’s Appropriations Committee to fund the National Institutes of Health at a level of at least $...
Federal Agency Activity
President Obama signed the PACE Innovation Act into law this month, enabling the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop pilot projects ba...
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care
The Centers for Disease Control offers a free, downloadable flu app called FluView, showing flu-like illness activity levels across the United States,...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has unveiled an interactive, online tool designed to aid consumers in deciding when to claim Social Security ...
Consumer Funding Resources, Consumer Intelligence, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid, Medicaid
Although there is no ideal solution, more Americans would have a greater incentive to purchase long-term care plans if those plans were changed and th...
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is asking for feedback on a proposal to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, incl...
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medicaid
Criminal enterprises are a pervasive problem in fraud schemes involving home health, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs, transportation and...
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity, Medicaid
Argentum has filed comments opposing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed regulations that would revise the requirements for long ter...
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
The Administration for Community Living has awarded the first-ever federal grants specifically designated to improve states’ Adult Protective Services...
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, cheatsheet, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education
ALFA sent a letter last week to the Veterans Benefits Administration regarding proposed annual reporting requirements for veterans and surviving spous...
cheatsheet, Policy in the States, Regulations
New government data is available on states’ residential care setting regulations through a new compendium from the Office of the Assistant Secretary f...
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
The Justice Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service have announced Elder Justice AmeriCorps, a new grant program providing l...
Advocacy, ALFA, Engage
New fund to support stronger engagement in the states
Advocacy, ALFAPAC
As part of ALFA's continuing effort to increase its voice in Washington, ALFA recently hired a full-time PAC Administrator – Neil Cohen. As PAC admini...
CEO, cheatsheet, Compliance, Federal Agency Activity, Property Management
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule establishing management standards for pharmaceutical waste that is classified as “hazar...
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The Department of Health and Human Services in concert with more than 35 partners has released a newly updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2...
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Membership, Policy in the States
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 ...
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Human Resources
The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing drastic changes to its “white collar” overtime exemptions in the Fair Labor Standards Act. These changes wi...
Advocacy, Legislation, Policy in the States, Regulations
Oklahoma Assisted Living Association Executive Director Melissa Holland told a legislative panel in a recent meeting that the state was discouraging s...
Join fellow members of ALFA’s Executive Roundtables and President’s Council at the annual Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Rancho...
Home Health Care, Legislation
The D.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the U.S. Labor Department’s Home Care Final Rule, which prohibits home care agencies and other third party employ...
Advocacy, Affiliate and Chapter Events, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA, the state chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America, announced its 2015 award recipients, who were recognized at the 3rd Annu...
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Policy in the States, Public Policy Brief
The Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA) is dedicated to advancing public policy initiatives and advocating for informed choice, quality care, and...
Human Resources, Labor Relations
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has rejected a challenge to the National Labor Relations Board rule that significantly shortens t...
Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is focused on making falls prevention a routine part of clinical care through its initiative called STE...
Federal Agency Activity, Memory Care Education
The National Institutes of Health presented a special budget this week for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to the Health and Human Services ...
Federal Agency Activity, Medicare
Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, according to a new Medicare Trustees report. This remains largely unchanged ...
Policy in the States, Reports
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 ...
Federal Agency Activity, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Medicare
The White House has launched Aging.gov, an online resource designed for older adults, their families, friends and other caregivers to find government-...
Affiliate/Chapter, Engage, Policy in the States
The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) board of directors has selected Richard T. Moore of Uxbridge as the new president...
Senior Living Executive Magazine

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CORE Principles
ALFA's Core Principles

ALFA’s Core Principles, promulgated and approved by the ALFA's Board of Directors, are used to guide ALFA’s efforts in shaping public policy. These principles encourage consumer choice, quality care and accessibility for all Americans needing assistance with long-term care.

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INSURANCE Coverage Info
Learn More about Health Insurance Market Place

The Department of Health and Human Services needs your help getting information out about the new marketplaces (or exchanges) where individuals and small businesses can get access to information about insurance coverage. Thanks for your help. Learn More about the Health Insurance Market Place.

ALFAPAC Golf Classic

Over 150 senior living executives will attend the 11th annual Golf Classic at the Fossil Trace course in Denver, CO on Monday, May 9, 2016 to support ALFAPAC, pursue networking opportunities, and relax before the beginning of ALFA 2016: The Senior Living Executive Conference. Learn more.

The Senior Living Executive Conference
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Each year, the ALFA Senior Living Executive Conference welcomes thousands of senior living professionals from around the world for four days of executive education, networking, problem solving and idea development. Registration, photos, recaps, and more informations are available on the ALFA Conference website.