Assisted living operates without the same level of oversight as other health care providers. A fundamental issue, especially for those older adults who rely on Medicaid to pay for their health care and live in assisted living, concerns whether it provides home and community-based services in a home-like environment.
In a new project starting in 2014, “Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System,” NSCLC examines the current outdated system and educates stakeholoders on options for developing an assisted living system that better reflects the needs of today’s resident population.
- Comments on HCBS Regulation and Assisted Living
In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NSCLC calls for strong standards for when assisted living can be considered community-based and thus eligible for Medicaid HCBS funding.
Read Comment letter on HCBS regulations
- Medicaid Payment for Assisted Living
The federal government should take a more active role in oversight of assisted living facilities in light of current common practice that allows facilities to kick out or refuse to admit Medicaid-eligible residents even though the facilities themselves...
- Protecting Low-Income Assisted Living Residents
NSCLC recently published an issue brief focusing on Medicaid payment for assisted living. One concern is the unfair way in which Medicaid-eligible residents are sometimes treated by assisted living facilities that are certified to accept Medicaid reimb...
- California Assisted Living Facilities Cannot Evict for Resident’s Transition to SSI Benefits
The California Department of Social Services recently confirmed that an assisted living resident cannot be evicted for non-payment when he or she is approved for SSI by the Social Security Administration, and accordingly begins paying the lower rate se...
- Questions to Consider When Evaluating Continuing Care Contracts
Should you make a large, upfront payment to move into a retirement community? Use NSCLC’s checklist to learn about retirement communities’ pros and cons.
(Adapted with permission from Long-Term Care Advocacy (©2009 Matthew Bender & Co., ...
- ‘Negotiated Risk’ Unmasked
A new law review article provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of “negotiated risk” in assisted living. The article, written by NSCLC attorney Eric Carlson, appears in the current issue of the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy (Univer...
- Critical Issues in Assisted Living: Who’s In, Who’s Out, and Who’s Providing the Care
This comprehensive report examines the assisted living laws in all 50 states in reference to three important questions. Who can be admitted? Who can be evicted? And how good is staffing and staff training. Read Critical Issues in Assisted Living (May ...
- Policy Principles for Assisted Living
Regulatory and consumer groups compiled policy principles for healthy development of assisted living. Read Policy Principles for Assisted Living (April 2003)