PPE shortage a concern, says chief medical officer of AHCA/NCAL

A March 6 press call held by Dr. David Gifford, chief medical officer of AHCA/NCAL, revealed that one of the larger issues SNFs and healthcare facilities at large may have is a shortage of gowns, masks, and other personal protective equipment (PPE), much of which usually ships from China. “It’s one of the issues that […]

More than half of states updated assisted living regulations in past year

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) released the 2019 edition of the “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review” on October 3. The review found that 27 states updated their assisted living regulations, statutes, and policies between June 2018 and June 2019. The most common state regulations updated aimed to enhance resident protections, with the most […]

NCAL offers new checklist for sexual consent among residents

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) has created a checklist to help assisted living communities address issues regarding sexual consent among residents. The checklist aims to strike a balance between resident confidentiality, rights, and safety and includes considerations for state requirements, ability to consent, employee awareness/training, appropriateness of the relationship, family, harassment/bullying, and special […]

Registration deadline for 2nd Annual AHC/NCAL Quality Summit ends Friday, SNF Open Door Forum postponed

Long-term care and post-acute care providers still have time to register for the 2nd Annual AHC/NCAL Quality Summit, happening March 6-8 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The advance registration deadline ends this Friday, February 3. The Summit includes: Education sessions for assisted living and skilled […]