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Assisted living regulations, statutes, and policies in 29 states were updated between June 2017 and June 2018, according to the National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL) 2018 edition of “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.”
Those with Alzheimer's disease and/or dementia who can no longer privately pay for a Special Needs Assisted Living Residence (SNALR) are often left with no choice but to enroll in Medicaid. This enrollment frequently puts into motion a transition from a private pay residence at an assisted living community to a skilled nursing facility.
This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report revealing that lax federal oversight over Medicaid-funded assisted living services threatens the health and safety of more than 330,000 people nationwide who rely on these services.
The annual report summarizes key selected state requirements for assisted living licensure or certification. It includes information on 20 categories, including which state agency licenses assisted living as well as recent legislative and regulatory activity.
Senior living providers are discovering that when it comes to serving residents with cognitive impairments, senior housing needs to do the things it already does well, just at a much higher level.
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