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December 2023 | Issue 35

Solutions Spotlight -

Compliance - Senior Living Facilities Under the Legal Eye: Managing Risk in the Care Environment

LEGAL - New Legislation Provides Bill of Rights for LGBTQIA Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Compliance - What's in the Pipeline for Adult Care Facilities?

Compliance - Unveiling the Future of Caregiver Training Service: 8 Key Insights You Need to Know!


Help with Issues Evolving from COVID-19 and Other Challenges Facing Your Organization

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Solutions Spotlight

Senior Living Facilities Under the Legal Eye: Managing Risk in the Care Environment

These are interesting times for the senior living facility industry. With the much-touted Fair Housing Act falling short of its performance expectations,1 US citizens looking to this law for non-discriminatory access to housing have often found themselves high and dry.

Senior living facilities offer a viable alternative as a safe and comfortable abode for the very different needs and requirements of the US’ aging population.3 Indeed, over 2.2 million of the country’s most vulnerable citizens already reside in nursing homes and senior living facilities, and the number is only projected to rise as the population ages.


New Legislation Provides Bill of Rights for LGBTQIA Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

While significant strides have been made in recent years towards combatting discrimination against LGBTQIA+ individuals, it can still be difficult for some residents in senior living and long-term care settings to feel safe being open about their identities.

On November 30, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation designed to protect the growing numbers of LGBTQIA+ residents in New York nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The legislation, known as the Long-Term Care Facility Residents’ Bill of Rights, specifically prohibits a long-term care facility and its staff from discriminating against a resident based upon their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or HIV status.


Unveiling the Future of Caregiver Training Services: 8 Key Insights You Need to Know!

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the recent update on Caregiver Training Services (CTS) brings forth a wave of excitement and innovation. The CMS Calendar Year 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule introduced new billable codes that signify a pivotal step towards recognizing and supporting caregivers in their crucial roles.

Let’s explore the details of these new codes, their guidelines, and the potential impact they can have on patient care.


What's in the Pipeline for Adult Care Facilities?

With the 2023 calendar year quickly coming to a close, there are a couple items in the pipeline that Adult Care Facilities are waiting to hear from New York State Department of Health (DOH).

2023 ALP Minimum Wage Survey: During a recent DOH call with Associations, it was noted that the 2023 ALP Minimum Wage Survey will be released at the end of 2023 requesting Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) complete and submit a survey to determine the financial impact of the minimum wage increases.

Dear Administrator Letter (DAL): In the near future, DOH will be issuing a Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) for the 2022 ACF Annual Financial Report.

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