In discussing the new law, Steve Bahmer, President and CEO of LeadingAge Florida, noted that while one CCRC experienced problems that led to the legislation, the vast majority of CCRCs are in strong positions and performing well.
According to the study, "by 2029 there will be 14.4 million middle-income seniors [aged 75+], 60 percent of whom will have mobility limitations and 20 percent of whom will have high health care and functional needs." The study found that 54% of this population will not have sufficient resources to cover the costs of the housing and services they will need. The study also noted decreasing numbers of family caregivers in relation to the numbers of older people who will need some form of long-term services and supports.
On April 17, 2019, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) convened a telephone discussion with LeadingAge and LeadingAge members to discuss the home and community-based services (HCBS) Settings Rule, its implementation of the rule across states and its implications for providers and for Medicaid HCBS beneficiaries.
CAST has released a new case study, “Campus-Wide blanketWiFi™ at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community Separately Accommodates Residents, Guests, Administrative, and Medical.” It outlines how robust Wi-Fi can keep residents connected and avoid social isolation.
A new rule from EPA establishes regulations for disposing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The rule applies to nursing and skilled nursing portions of life plan communities, but not to assisted living communities.
Findings from a recent LeadingAge/NORC survey raise questions about whether there will be adequate resources for the large number of baby boomers who will want to move out of their homes when they face physical and cognitive impairments.
The deadline for the 2019 CCRC Salary and Benefits study has been extended to May 3rd. The Report is published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), in cooperation with LeadingAge. Last year’s study contained data from 500+ CCRCs.
On March 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance to states on how to implement the HCBS Settings Rule with respect to heightened scrutiny. States and providers have been waiting for this guidance for some time to help inform their efforts to comply with the rule.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid published new guidance on March 22 for states on the HCBS Settings Rule's heightened scrutiny process.
LeadingAge is reviewing the guidance and will publish a summary and analysis in the coming days.