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Are Life Plan Community Residents Healthier?
Researchers at Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging found that life plan community residents score higher than community-dwelling older adults on several measures of emotional and physical wellness.
What’s Behind the Rise in Assisted Living Costs?
Assisted living costs rose 6.67% from 2017 to 2018. Workforce shortages could be to blame, according to a new report from Genworth.
What Have We Done for You Lately? – November 2018
Thanksgiving may be behind us, but strong feelings of gratitude continue to characterize our work at LeadingAge. We’re grateful for the opportunity to connect personally with so many members during the 2018 Annual Meeting & EXPO in Philadelphia. We’re grateful for the opportunity to represent the field ...
CMS Launches Efforts to Improve Patient Safety, Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
The goal of CMPRP is to reduce adverse events, improve staffing and dementia care in nursing homes. To achieve this goal, CMS will develop a number of tools including staff competency assessments, instructional guides, training webinars and technical assistance seminars for nursing home staff, administrators and stakeholders. The ...
Changes for Home Health in 2019
Payment Update The final rule, effective January 1, 2019, home health payment update is 2.2 percent (3.0 percent market basket update, less 0.8 percentage point MFP adjustment). The home health quality reporting program requires that the home health update be decreased by 2 percentage points for home health agencies ...