Assisted living operates without the same level of oversight as other health care providers. A fundamental issue, especially for those older adults who rely on Medicaid to pay for their health care and live in assisted living, concerns whether it provides home and community-based services in a home-like environment.
In a new project starting in 2014, “Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System,” NSCLC examines the current outdated system and educates stakeholoders on options for developing an assisted living system that better reflects the needs of today’s resident population.
- WEBINAR: Assisted Living State By State
When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 11 a.m. - NOON PDT/ 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
As part of the National Senior Citizens Law Center's new project, Making up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems In California's Assisted Living System, we're pleased...
- Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System
In a September 2014 Policy Issue Brief, NSCLC outlines the challenges and opportunities related to examining California's outdated system of regulating the state's assisted living system.
- WEBINAR: The Changing Landscape of Assisted Living – Developments in the States
When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
How good is assisted living? To a great extent, it depends on what state you’re in, as assisted living standards are dependent upon state law. This presentation included the results of...
- NSCLC Calls for Stronger California Rules Governing Assisted Living
WASHINGTON – Based on a comparison of California’s assisted living laws with those of 11 other states, the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the state’s laws are out of date and fall short in several areas, putting residents’ health...
- Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California
February 2014 --Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California shows that California’s assisted living policy is significantly out of date and requires significant revision to keep pace with the new realities of assi...
- Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California – February 2014
Based on a review of assisted living laws of California and 11 other states, a new NSCLC report, Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California, shows that California’s assisted living policy is significantly out of d...
- WEBINAR: Pluses and Minuses of Assisted Living, for Policymakers and Consumers
Free Webinar - Oct. 15, 2013
Is assisted living a good option for a person needing long-term services and supports?
The answer is, in most cases, "it depends." But on what does it depend?
This webinar, a joint effort of Assisted Living Consumer ...
- Comments Due July 2 for Proposed Medicaid Regulations Defining “Community Based”
CMS has released another set of proposed regulations that seek to clarify whether an assisted living facility can be considered non-institutional setting for purposes of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) funding, with comments on the pr...
- Joint Statement to the US Senate Special Committee on Aging
Ensuring Quality and Oversight in Assisted Living
As Medicaid beneficiaries and monies are increasingly shifted from nursing homes to assisted living facilities and other HCBS settings, it is entirely appropriate that Congress and CMS establish some...
- Comments on HCBS Regulation and Assisted Living
In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NSCLC calls for strong standards for when assisted living can be considered community-based and thus eligible for Medicaid HCBS funding.
Read Comment letter on HCBS regulations