General Interest

Governor Gavin Newsom Proposes 2020-21 May Revision

On Thursday, May 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Budget Revision for 2020-21. The $203.3 billion proposal is 5.4% lower than January’s projected budget and projects a $54.3 billion deficit, which stands in sharp contrast to the January projection of a $5.6 billion surplus. The Governor introduced a multi-year recovery strategy and emphasized Read More…

General Interest

CDPH Guidance for Transfers of Residents with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

CDPH has released subsequent guidance that updates the prior AFL 20-33 for Transferring Residents with Suspected or Confirmed COVID. Please note there are signifcant updates below. This guidance supersedes AFL 20-33. Updated guidance is as follows: Patients hospitalized, or receiving treatment at an alternate care site, with COVID-19 can be discharged to a SNF when Read More…

General Interest

COVID-19 Transfers to Low Acuity Care Sites

CDPH has released information and guidance on low acuity alternative care sites. Alternate care sites may admit individuals from California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed SNFs. Patients must be lower risk decompensation and semi-ambulatory. Alternate care sites have all of the following: staffing that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, personal care attendants, Read More…

General Interest

National Day of Action for Aging Services

LeadingAge has successfully advocated for provisions and policies that directly help members maintain operations while providing the best care and services during the pandemic. Today, hundreds of LeadingAge staff, state executives and members from across the country would have descended on Washington D.C., for meetings with members of Congress as part of our annual Lobby Read More…

All Provider Types

Requests for Urgent Staffing Resources for COVID-19

The California Department of Public Health has released clarification for requesting staffing resources during this pandemic. Healthcare facilities that experience a sudden spike in staff absenteeism must report these issues as an unusual occurrence. Upon notification, CDPH and the local health department will assess the situation and determine whether the facility can continue to operate Read More…