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Public Policy News and Updates

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform senior living professionals of legislation, regulations, hearings and advocacy efforts.

8/25/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Science and Technology
Medical device companies will pay about $1 billion in fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2018 to 2022 to give the agency resources to...
8/25/2016
Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Family Relations, News, Policy in the States, Reports, Research, Resident and Family Services
Counties throughout the United States have developed effective community-based efforts to prevent, identify and respond to financial exploitation of o...
8/18/2016
Advocacy, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Legislation, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Regulations
This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner, urging the league to establish an indepen...
8/18/2016
Career Resources, Employee Compensation, Federal Agency Activity, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, News, Organization Development, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
he Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued updated posters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Employee ...
8/18/2016
A study by the Center for Retirement Research has shown a decline in replacement rates for married couples.
8/18/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Medicare, News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make changes to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID) mode.
8/11/2016
Advocacy, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Public Policy
The discussion continues over rising long-term care insurance rates as news reports highlight the plights of consumers and federal workers who face a ...
8/11/2016
The Social Security Administration may have to reduce services and furlough employees if appropriations bills from the House and Senate are successful...
7/28/2016
Advocacy, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Reports
Virginia lawmakers are asking the Office of Personnel Management just why premiums in the federal long-term care insurance program are expected to zoo...
7/21/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Research
Total health spending growth is expected to average 5.8 percent annually from 2015 to 2025, but is at a lower growth rate that the previous two decade...
7/21/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
Some federal employees could see long-term care insurance rate increases of up to 126 percent beginning November 1, according to the Office of Personn...
7/13/2016
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, All States, Brand Strategy, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy
Argentum New York recently celebrated its 10th Annual Advocacy Day in Albany, New York. Thirty two member advocates gathered to advance the Chapter’s...
7/7/2016
Advocacy, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, News, Research, Resident and Family Services
The latest draft bill from the House Appropriations Committee for funding programs in fiscal 2017 includes $73.2 billion for the Health and Human Serv...
7/7/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Engage, Membership, News, Resident and Family Services
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently warned of phone scams targeting Ohio grandparents, following an increase in complaints. In the past month, ...
7/7/2016
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, All States, Elder Abuse, News
A final rule governing Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs became effective July 1 and the Administration for Community Living now plans to review state...
7/7/2016
All States, Community Awareness and Education, Consumer Intelligence, Core Principles, Engage, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Membership, News, Policy in the States, Research, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Rhode Island has released a new plan designed to enable the state’s growing population of older adults to safely remain living at home and in communit...
6/29/2016
Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems(pdf) to help manage chronic disease, improve health outcomes for se...
6/29/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, Engage, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations, Staffing & Performance
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday against a wide-reaching Labor Department rule governing union organizing a...
6/29/2016
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Engage, Facts and Figures, Finance, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, News, Public Policy
Americans face an alarming $7.7 trillion gap between what they actually have saved for retirement and what they will need, said the head of the Senate...
6/28/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Engage, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Legislation, Membership, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations, Staffing & Performance
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Rule. This injunction will preve...
6/23/2016
Advocacy, Engage, Health and Wellness, Legislation, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 10707/Senate Bill 8110 on June 16. The measure will allow Advanced Home Health Aides (AHHA...
6/23/2016
Advocacy, Engage, Legislation, News, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed Assembly Bill 10707/Senate Bill 8110 on June 16. The measure will allow Advanced Home Health Aides (AHH...
6/23/2016
Engage, Land/Site Development, Policy in the States, Property Management, Real Estate, Regulations, Research
Argentum is offering a 115-page report “Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report” to educate the industry about the web of ...
6/16/2016
Advocacy, Assisted Living, Facts and Figures, Public Policy, Regulations, Research
Argentum recently released "Building Regulation and Assisted Living: A National Analysis Report," identifying the different ways each state regulates ...
6/8/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Research
Many people expect to rely on Medicare and Social Security to pay for their long-term care needs as they get older, even though those programs do not ...
5/25/2016
cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Resident and Family Services
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its part to celebrate Older Americans Month by collaborating with Meals on Wheels to offer a placema...
5/19/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Facts and Figures, Finance, Legislation, Medicaid, Medicaid, Public Policy, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The Department of Labor this week finalized the “white collar” rule, which increases the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay. Th...
5/12/2016
ALFA, Engage, Public Policy, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance
Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards for operators of senior living communities, complementing state laws and regulations gover...
5/10/2016
Advocacy, Choice, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Core Principles, Dignity, Independence, Quality of Life, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance
Argentum launched the first phase of professional standards for operators of senior living communities this year and is looking to identify more compr...
5/4/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Legislation, Medication Management, Policy in the States
Tennessee Gov. Haslam has signed Tennessee S.B. 2383 into law. This new law will enhance the services provided to residents who need assistance wit...