Advocacy

House authorizes $400M for Alzheimer’s research

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $400 million increase in dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2018.

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An open letter to Congress

Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

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Texas lawmakers approve series of LTC reforms

Texas legislators approved several bills in the final hours of session that will affect seniors and the long-term industry through nursing home quality reforms, improve access to healthcare and help families. 

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Leading the charge to Argentum 2018

Senior care leaders convened at the annual Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead.

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Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

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Mass. proposes increased LTC funding

State legislators are rallying behind bills to increase wages for nursing home workers and Medicaid reimbursement levels for nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. 

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2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kelly Papa

Kelly Papa took her idea for a dementia network and built it into a summit and an all-year dialogue that stretches across the state of Connecticut.

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California considers senior LGBT Bill of Rights

The California State Legislature will consider a bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors living in long-term care from gender-based discrimination. 

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Trump’s SCOTUS pick and ‘death with dignity’ legislation

Federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch is a well-known expert and author on the legal and ethical facets of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. If confirmed, will he kill the discussion on death with dignity?

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AHCA ‘excited’ about Trump’s HHS, CMS appointments

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees and possible changes to the long-term/post-acute care industry, a vice president said in a call with reporters.

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