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State Budget Includes $1M LTSS Financing Actuarial Study

Over the weekend, the Governor and Legislative leaders finalized the state’s massive $209 billion budget via conference committee. The conference committee represents the final stage of budget negotiations where Assembly, Senate and Administration leaders hammer out the final details of what will be in and/or out of the final budget bill. LeadingAge California was successful Read More…

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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order for Aging Master Plan

Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-14-19 on June 10 directing his Secretary of Health and Human Services Agency convene a Cabinet-level Workgroup for Aging to advise on the development of a Master Plan on Aging. The ten-year plan would focus on key data indicators and include recommendations to better leverage federal, state and local Read More…

Affordable Senior Housing

Resident Advocacy Day a Success

On June 4th, LeadingAge California held its 9th Annual Affordable Senior Housing Resident Advocacy Day (ASHRAD) in Sacramento with more than 170 residents from across the state in attendance. Affordable senior housing communities gathered at the Sheraton Sacramento to support LeadingAge California’s three sponsored affordable senior housing bills. SB 611 (Caballero, D-Salinas), the Affordable Senior Read More…

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Spring Issue of Engage Magazine Available

As we were working on this issue on financing long-term services and supports (LTSS), we met and talked with some amazing people both at LeadingAge California member communities and beyond who are not only providing critical health education and desperately needed care and services to a vulnerable population, but promoting incremental, but ultimately monumental change Read More…

Affordable Senior Housing

LeadingAge Seeking Input on Proposed HUD Rule on Undocumented Residents

From Colleen Bloom, LeadingAge’s Director of Housing Operations: HUD issued on May 10 a proposed “Verification of Eligible Status” rule – a seven-page document published in the Federal Register at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-10/pdf/2019-09566.pdf – and is seeking comments by July 9.   As discussed in LeadingAge’s May 17 article entitled “Proposed HUD Rule Could Force Older Adults out of Affordable Read More…

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Senators Casey & Toomey Release Report on Nursing Homes

The Senators from Pennsylvania, Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R) have jointly authored a report entitled, “Families’ and Residents’ Right to Know: Uncovering Poor Care in America’s Nursing Homes.” The report outlines the background of “Special Focus Facilities” (SFF) and the availability of information on facilities under this status on the Nursing Home Compare Read More…

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Our Story is Your Story: LeadingAge National Launching Member Survey

On June 6, 2019, LeadingAge National launched a biennial survey of its members. The survey initiative is designed to produce a host of meaningful data that LeadingAge and its members can use to conduct data-driven planning and decision making. Member organizations received one survey for each of their service lines. Each survey will arrived by Read More…

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CDPH Issues AFL on New SNF Application Process

SUMMARY From AFL 19-20: This AFL notifies facilities of a change to the application submission process for all applications submitted to the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH), Licensing and Certification (L&C), Centralized Applications Branch (CAB), effective July 1, 2019. CDPH is redesigning its website to provide additional tools to assist providers with the application Read More…

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Legislative Budget Conference Committee Ends “#SeniorPenalty”

Yesterday, the 2019 Budget Conference Committee of the California Legislature produced its list of actions. The Committee agreed to adopt Governor Newsom’s subsidy levels and allocate an additional $450 million (General Fund) over three years to fully fund the cost of the standard premium for seniors and adults with disabilities for the Medi-Cal program with Read More…

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Affordable Housing Credit Improvement ACT Reintroduced

Today Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Todd Young (R-IN), and Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Kenny Marchant (R-TX), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Jackie Walorski (R-IN), introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2019 (S. 1703 and H.R. 3077), bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Read More…