Affordable Senior Housing

Rent Control Bill Stalls in the Legislature

It was announced this Wednesday via Twitter that AB 36 (Bloom, D-Santa Monica) was being withdrawn from consideration. “I am asking that AB 36 be moved to Rules so we can continue to work towards reasonable reforms to Costa-Hawkins to deliver meaningful protections to the millions of California renters who are struggling to remain housed,” Read More…

General Interest

Legislation in Congress Takes Aim at UBIT Impact on Nonprofits

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (Pub.L. 115-97) brought with it a surprise for nonprofit organizations. One major issue for nonprofits is the 21% tax on employee fringe benefits. LeadingAge California has been working with the American Society of Association Executives who has spent the last year stressing to Congress that the new Read More…

Skilled Nursing

Few SNFs Submit Staffing Waivers in First Year Analysis

by Brenda Klutz, Senior Policy Advisor A total of 584 facilities submitted staffing waiver requests for the first-year implementation of this new process.  These waiver requests covered July 1, 2018 through June 30th of 2019.  344 facilities submitted workforce shortage waiver requests; 115 of those requests were approved [33%]. 390 facilities submitted patient needs waiver Read More…

Assisted Living Life Plan/CCRC

DSS Releases Draft Uniform Assessment Tool

The Department of Social Services has released a draft uniform assessment tool for comment by stakeholder with responses due by May 31, 2019. The Uniform Assessment Tool is being developed to implement Health and Safety Code (HSC) section 1562.62(c)(1) which states: “The department shall develop a uniform resident assessment tool to be used by all Read More…