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President Signs Families First Coronavirus Act; What Does This Mean for Aging Services?

On Wednesday, March 18, President Trump signed the second major congressional legislation designed to address the Coronavirus pandemic.  The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House and Senate, but is not the last word.  Negotiators are working on a third bill that appears likely to contain direct payments to the populace, as well as relief for Read More…

General Interest

From Gallagher News & Insights: Five Steps to Take to Minimize Business Disruption and Protect Employees During a Pandemic

Our world and our workplaces are more connected and collaborative than ever. This is great for efficiency and speed of global business, but the increase in mobility may also mean an accelerated risk of an epidemic turning into a pandemic. Our world and our workplaces are more connected and collaborative than ever. This is great Read More…

General Interest

News from CDPH Quarterly Meeting

Below are highlights from the February 21, 2020 Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting for Long-Term Care Providers provided by Brenda Klütz, LeadingAge California’s Senior Policy Advisor. Court Decision for CANHR v. Smith [Re. H&S 1418.8 – Epple bill] LeadingAge California asked if the department was planning to train surveyors and notify providers of the court decision.  For Read More…

General Interest

CDC & California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Issues Health Update and Interim Guidance on Corona Virus (COVID-19)

At the time of this writing, there are 82,549 reported cases of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and 2,810 deaths mostly in mainland China. There are currently 60 cases in the United States. However, yesterday it was reported that the first confirmed case of community-spread of the virus occurred in Northern California. The patient is a Read More…

Skilled Nursing

Deadline for Patient Needs and Workforce Shortage Waivers is April 1, 2020

SNFs seeking a waiver from CNA staffing requirements due to a workforce shortage or patient need must submit waiver applications by April 1, 2020. The full text of AFL 20-03 can be found here: The application filing period for PNW and WSW is open from January 1st, 2020 through April 1st, 2020. The online application Read More…

Skilled Nursing

AFL Released on Forms 612 & 530 for Staffing Audits

The California Department of Public Health has issues AFL 20-01 on January 6, 2020 reminding SNFs that the “Census and Direct Care Service Housing Per Patient Day” (CDPH Form 612) and “Nursing Staffing Assignment and Sign-in Sheet (DHPPD Salaried/Dual Role/Nurse Assistant) (CDPH Form 530) must be used to document DHPPD. Effective July 1, 2020 CDPH Read More…