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New Legislation Would Boost Medicaid Funds for HCBS

Legislation in new federal bill, the HCBS Access Act, could help hundreds of thousands more people with disabilities and seniors receive life-sustaining home care services and in their communities. The bill, recently introduced in Congress, would increase Medicaid and state funding for home and community-based services (HCBS), and also provide resources to states for the…

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HUD guidance clarifies importance of supportive services in affordable seniors housing

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released new guidance to reinforce the importance of supportive service programs for older adults living in subsidized affordable housing. This guidance applies to the Multifamily Section 202 Supportive Housing for Elderly program. The new supportive service plans are intended to ensure that residents live independently and able…

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CMS overhauls hospice survey process in newly published guidance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has completely overhauled the survey process for hospices. The revision goes into effect immediately. The 196-page memo provides the details of the changes to Appendix M of the State Operations Manual and CMS Hospice Basic Surveyor Training. The refining of the CMS hospice survey process is “to…

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To Sell Prospects on Value, Senior Living Operators Must Do Their Sales ‘Homework’

Prospective residents and their families have “already done so much research … and then the boomer wants to control everything,” Mather Senior Vice President of Sales Gale Morgan said during a recent 2022 Senior Housing News Sales Summit panel discussion in Arlington, Virginia. “So, it’s critical that … we have to adjust to quickly identifying…

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Despite Challenges, Most Home-Based Care Companies Are Poised To Grow In 2023

“Home care saw tremendous growth during the pandemic — however, the industry is not immune to the effects of today’s recessionary directions,” Brady Murphy, chief revenue officer at AlayaCare, said in a recent statement. “Results from the HHCN, AlayaCare survey indicate that respondents remain optimistic about 2023. They look for ways to improve margins through…

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Pandemic drives technology uptake in senior living communities

As you may have noticed, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to technology being adopted in the senior living field. In addition, it has sped up the arrival of a variety of new technologies that experts said are here to stay. Innovations in technology have helped long-term care organizations tackle everything from mobility and resident safety…

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Designing for Tomorrow’s Senior Living

Today’s baby boomers are not like their parents and grandparents, and they are not looking for the current model of senior living as they age. They have different values and lifestyles, different financial behaviors, leisure activities and technological interests. Understanding those differences will be critical for creating communities that will best accommodate the needs of the next…