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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…

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HSAG to Offer Two Conferences Focusing on California’s Opioid Crisis

LeadingAge California is pleased to partner with the Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to offer two full-day conferences dealing with the impact and implications of the use of opioid medications in senior living and care settings. The Medicare population has among the highest and fastest growing rates of diagnosed opioid use disorders. At these two Read More…

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Master Plan on Aging Bills Advance in the Legislature

The package of bills that make up the Legislature’s answer to Governor Newsom’s call for a Master Plan on Aging have all largely moved to their second houses. However, AB 1136 (Nazarian, D-Van Nuys) was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 1136 would create a new “California Department of Community Living” after reorganizing various Read More…

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U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Seeks Input on Annual Report

Chairwoman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) are seeking input on this year’s Annual Report to Congress, which will focus on the “prevention and management of falls and fall-related injuries.” The committee will be examining best practices across various settings, including home and community-based services, assisted living, skilled nursing and acute care Read More…

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CCLD Releases Q&A on Temporary Managers

The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division has released PIN 19-13-ASC, which provides questions and answers dealing with the application and appointment process of temporary managers. DSS-CCLD can appoint a temporary manager to protect the health and safety of residents pursuant to Section 1546.1(a) of the Health & Safety Code. The Q&A Read More…