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Nonprofit CCRC commits funds to begin new institute on aging

July 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is hoping to soon provide services to the approximately 60,000 local seniors who live outside of its walls, through a new Institute on Aging.

Exceptions made for hospice with regards to Tennessee's new opioid measures

July 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kicked in Sunday.

Bill would ban future residents with dementia, hospice needs from 12 DC facilities

June 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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If passed, a local Council bill in Washington, D.C., would ban the 12 assisted living communities in the nation’s capital from accepting residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or need hospice care.

Maine votes to fund nursing homes

June 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The state Legislature enacted on June 20 a bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash to fund Maine’s nursing homes, part of a $41 million spending package.

Senator calls for open VA nursing home ratings

June 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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U.S. Senator Doug Jones Tuesday filed an amendment that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on or before November 11 to the U.S. Congress on the ratings given to VA-run nursing homes.

Millennial caregivers pay large out-of-pocket costs, according to AARP

June 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Millennials could be a serious force for encouraging policymakers to pass legislation targeted at relieving the financial burden of caregiving.

Alzheimer's bill would authorize $37 million for research, care

June 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease.

MedPAC report focuses on long-term care, referrals

June 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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MedPAC said this system results in Medicare’s fee-for-service payments varying greatly from setting to setting.

Veterans Affairs nursing home ratings worse than originally indicated, report says

June 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The VA made some of its ratings public last week after receiving questions from the Globe and USA TODAY about all the secrecy.

Congressman proposes new Medicare long-term care insurance plan

June 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is proposing a new universal Medicare long-term care benefit. 

HHS Secretary Azar eyes new SNF model, long-term care sustainability

June 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar warned nursing homes on Tuesday that his agency will use Medicare to cut down on excessive, expensive care and hospital readmissions to nudge post-acute and long-term services into value-based community care.

Despite new law, many Florida nursing homes lack backup power plan

June 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Only 48 nursing homes and 91 ALFs have reported they have installed equipment and had state site inspections as required by new law this hurricane season.

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