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LeadingAge advocacy day brings 300 to Capitol Hill

April 1, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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More than 300 members of LeadingAge headed to Capitol Hill March 17 to talk with their representatives. The event coincided with the organization’s PEAK Summit, at which the group’s new Thrive initiative was discussed.

Hospice, home care providers march on Washington

March 27, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Defining the work week and expanding caregiver duties were two of the issues on the table as the National Association for Home Care & Hospice March on Washington took place March 22 to 25.

ALFA unhappy with VA's proposed definition of ADLs

March 18, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The Assisted Living Federation of America responsed to a benefits eligibility rule proposed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you’d like to do so, you have until March 24.

Rehab groups disappointed in MedPAC recommendation

March 18, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Two groups representing rehabilitation providers are expressing disappointment in MedPAC’s recent report to Congress, which recommends providing comparable reimbursement for rehabilitation provided at inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and nursing homes.

Florida nursing homes primed for growth

March 17, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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April will be the next opportunity for Florida nursing homes to submit certificate of need applications to the state, which in February ended a 2001–2014 moratorium that had been created by the Florida legislature.

House passage of NOTICE Act is 'encouraging,' AHCA says

March 17, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A bill approved by the House would require hospitals to notify Medicare beneficiaries of their outpatient status within 36 hours after the time of their classification or, if sooner, on discharge.

Dementia focus of WHO conference

March 16, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Government officials and others from around the world have gathered in Switzerland to discuss the global problems posed by dementia at a World Health Organization meeting.

One-on-one with...Niles Godes

March 13, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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In September, Niles Godes became the first senior vice president of housing and capital for LeadingAge. Long-Term Living recently spoke with him about his role and why this work is especially important to senior housing and service providers now....

AHCA joins caregiver caucus

March 3, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Four members of Congress have launched the Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus to focus on issues related to family caregiving, and the American Health Care Association has become a charter member.

Rehab group lobbies Congress

March 3, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Members of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association recently lobbied Congress to urge legislators to allow patients to receive rehabilitation care in rehab hospitals rather than in nursing homes when their needs require it.

Nursing home penalties top $100 million

February 24, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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An examination of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nursing Home Compare data generates disturbing insights on the number of fines levied on skilled nursing facilities.

3 strategies to improve end-of-life care

February 23, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The healthcare system might continue to improve end-of-life care by following three strategies, according to a recent journal article.

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