Aging News Alert

Long-Term Care

 
 1 to 10 of 59 Next Last

Newly Developed Guide Helps Get More LTC Residents Immunized

A summit convened by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) results in a roadmap for advancing immunization efforts in long-term care (LTC) facilities. A dozen recommendations — including five priority actions — are outlined in a new white paper...

read complete story

 

Three Surprises to Watch Out For When Paying for LTC

There is a wide gap of people without long-term care insurance (LTCI), and some of the alternatives carry little-known laws and legal liabilities that can pose a problem to the care recipient and their family...

read complete story

 

Policy Protects Against Long-term Healthcare Insurance Fails

A Florida trade association is drafting legislation designed to revise how insurance regulators contend with seniors' claims after their long-term care companies become insolvent.

read complete story

 

Long-Term Care Facilities Can’t Ignore ‘Granny Cam’

As more states pass legislation to govern the use of “granny cams” and other surveillance devices in long-term care (LTC) facilities, “LTCs can no longer hide their heads in the sand over the issue,” says Nancy Reynolds, a Roanoke-based member of national law firm LeClairRyan. “Active engagement with residents and their responsible parties is essential, as is developing policies to respond to requests for cameras.”

read complete story

 

Long-Term Care Industry Urges Senate to Oppose Graham-Cassidy

A key trade association representing the long-term care and assisted living industry is urging the Senate to reject the Graham-Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

read complete story

 

ACL Updates Info on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

read complete story

 

Transforming Advanced Illness Care in the United States

The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focusing on the nation’s transformation to person-centered care integrating individual preferences on medical, functional, social and emotional needs.

read complete story

 

NCAL Announces New Measures for Its ‘LTC Trend Tracker’

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) has unveiled an expanded national effort to demonstrate the profession’s commitment to quality care through data. NCAL added four new assisted living measures to its online data collection tool LTC Trend Tracker: hospital admissions, hospita...

read complete story

 

CDC Now Surveying Long-Term Care Providers, Services

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

read complete story

 

Debate Continues over Long-Term Care Insurance Rates

The debate over increasing long-term care insurance rates continues as news reports emerge about consumers and federal workers being faced with surprise increases.

read complete story

 
 1 to 10 of 59 Next Last