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Joint Commission Seeks Provider Feedback

January 24, 2008

Draft guidelines for the 2009 National Resident Safety Goals for Long-Term Care have been issued by the Joint Commission. Among the report’s top goals is improving the accuracy of resident identification in assisted and senior living communities. Provider

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Law Conference Offers ALFA-Member Rates

January 24, 2008

Members of ALFA can get discounted registration rates at the upcoming Long-Term Care and the Law Conference, Feb. 27-29, InterContinental in New Orleans.

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Feds Release New Food Pyramid for Seniors

January 24, 2008

Assisted living providers can prep for consumer questions about new nutrition guidelines for seniors as well as reassess their own nutrition programs for residents by accessing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid Web site. The agency released a

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United States H.R. 2895

January 18, 2008

A bill to establish the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States to provide for the construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families.

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United States S. 2523

January 18, 2008

A bill to establish the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States to provide for the construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families.

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Market Braces for a Financial Boomer Bust

January 8, 2008

Economic prognosticators are keeping close watch on the first class of baby boomers, many of whom will begin collecting Social Security benefits in 2008.

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Fitness Network Is Free to Providers

January 8, 2008

Providers whose communities offer fitness and exercise programs for residents can advertise these services for free on the Mature Fitness Network, maintained by the American Senior Fitness Association (SFA).

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Seniors Benefit from ‘Fuzzy Logic’ Research

January 8, 2008

A research project conducted by the University of Missouri and England’s De Montfort University aims to improve seniors’ quality of life by developing “fuzzy logic” technology. According to a New York Times report, fuzzy logic uses computational mathemati

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Class Act

July 10, 2007

Alexandria, VA — The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today held a hearing titled “Community Services and Supports: Planning Across Generations.” Led by Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Chairman of the HELP Committee and

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Medicare Part D Congressional Visits

July 3, 2007

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is kicking-off direct advocacy efforts for assisted living providers who care for dual eligible (Medicare & Medicaid) residents who participate in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. The initiati

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Senate Halts Consideration of Employee Free Choice Act!

June 26, 2007

In a vote that largely followed party lines, Senators in support of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) were denied the necessary 60 votes on a cloture motion (to end debate and have an up or down vote) that would have enabled the Senate to

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Organized Labor Targets Your Business

June 25, 2007

The effort by organized labor to bring unions to senior living communities is in full action mode.

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