ALCA issued minimum criteria related to what is a community-based setting in terms of Medicare funding for long-term services and supports.
The Division of Health Care Statistics and the Long-Term Care Statistics Branch recently released Data Brief #91, Residents Living in Residential Care Facilities in the United States: 2010. The report presents national estimates of RCF residents based on various characteristics, including Continue reading
Assisted living poses unique opportunities and challenges for long-term care ombudsmen. The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center’s paper, Translating Nursing Home Ombudsman Skills to Assisted Living: Something Old, Something New, is a good resource for ombudsmen interested in meeting these Continue reading
Laws and regulations provide the crucial bases for consumer protections, but they are meaningful only with good oversight and regulatory enforcement. Advocacy can include directly engaging state agency officials who are responsible for oversight (informing them of problems and violations, holding Continue reading
States regulate assisted living in very different ways, in part, because they define assisted living differently. Even the names used by states to identify these facilities are different, with common terms including adult homes, enriched housing, senior residences, and congregate housing. An Continue reading