The Insider’s Guide to Assisted Living Regulations

Every March, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) updates a document called the Assisted Living State Regulatory Review. If there have been any changes to a state’s assisted living regulations, they are recorded in this document. The 2013 edition ...

 
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Assisted Living Care Costs

How much does assisted living cost? It depends on where you live and how many services or daily care hours your loved one needs.

Genworth, a long term care insurance provider, offers an interactive map of the country so consumers ...

 
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With the Election Behind, What’s Ahead for Seniors?

A week ago, millions of Americans voted -- not just for the president, but for several federal, state and local representatives. Although seniors typically comprise the large majority of active voters (according to this Gallup poll, 85% of voters 65 and older ...

 
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State Supports Renovations at Connecticut Senior Housing Community

Shetucket Village senior apartments in Sprague, Connecticut, needed serious help.

Almost three years ago, the apartments were full of exposed wires, leaks, and faulty fire alarm systems: not a suitable place for seniors to live, or for anyone to even ...

 
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Oregon Assisted Living Gets Perfect Score

An article from PRWeb reported that an assisted living facility in Salem, Oregon, received a zero deficiency score from the state’s licensing department.

In Oregon, a licensing survey is completed every two years. Most states require that these survey ...

 
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Educating Policymakers, and the Public, About Assisted Living

The assisted living industry has weathered a few storms of late, as more state regulators move towards stricter regulations, a movement spurred on by consumers, consumer advocates, and even some providers. (Read up on the controversies and conflicts here.)

A ...

 
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Costs for Services in Assisted Living

Assisted living costs anywhere from $2000 to $8000 a month, depending on where you live and what services are needed.

Every state regulates assisted living differently, and every provider operates their communities uniquely -- both of which factor into the cost. In ...

 
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Assisted Living Regulations: What You Should Know

It may not be the most thrilling read, but a review of your state’s assisted living regulatory requirements can be extremely beneficial when you are considering this level of care – for yourself, a friend, or family member.

Things change ...

 
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State Budgets Struggle to Support Senior Services

There are a few things I miss about my state government relations job with the Alzheimer’s Association, but I have to say that budget season is NOT one of them.

I’m sure that most state government employees also dread this time of year, when the numbers are dismal, cuts are imminent, and legislators/staff spend long hours drafting, amending, debating and reviewing line by line the budget bills ...

 
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