Tag: LeadingAge

LeadingAge calls on Congress for COVID-19 relief funds

LeadingAge is calling on Americans to join their campaign, Act For Older Adults, asking Congress to dedicate a relief fund for aging services. The letter to Congress calls for, “$100 billion specifically for aging services providers; $1.2 billion for affordable senior housing; a $10 billion testing fund; support to deliver home health telehealth; access to […]

FEMA sending PPE to SNFs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is preparing to send personal protective equipment to SNFs. CNN reports that a FEMA spokesperson told the news organization that they are preparing to coordinate shipments of PPE, like surgical masks, gowns and gloves, to nursing homes across the nation. However, LeadingAge has called out the promise as insufficient. […]

LeadingAge weighs in on proposed payment rule

The comment period for the Medicare proposed rule for SNFs just ended. Here’s what LeadingAge had to say in comments submitted: Wage Index Adjustment As CMS continues to utilize the hospital wage index in developing the SNF wage index, and changes have been proposed in the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule to […]

Toolkit helps assist with intergenerational programming

To promote the development and implementation of intergenerational programs, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston in collaboration with Generations United, today releases the “Connecting Generations in Senior Housing: A Program Implementation Toolkit.” This new 82-page toolkit provides step-by-step guidance for creating intergenerational programs that can be tailored to the needs of youth and older adult participants. […]

Proposed bill would innovate use of home health services

The Home Health Payment Innovation Act of 2019, H.R. 2573, would preserve Medicare recipients’ access to home health services and provide a pathway for innovative approaches to using these services. According to LeadingAge, which supports the bill, H.R. 2573 would prevent unwarranted payment rate cuts of Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) by basing any behavioral […]

LeadingAge answers gun policy questions for senior living

LeadingAge has released Weapons Policies in Aging Services Organizations, new guidance for senior living communities regarding firearms and other weapons. In the wake of the numerous mass shootings, the organization says it has received many questions regarding how senior living communities can implement weapons policies. The guidance notes that the 2nd Amendment does not prevent […]

Leading Age 2015 registration is now open!

The 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO is now open for registration. The Leading Age Annual Meeting and EXPO will have more than 190 inspiring educational sessions over 3 days that explore how registrants can be the voice for changes that makes lives better today and in the future. LeadingAge members are paving the way through […]