General Interest Skilled Nursing

SNF Workforce Bill Meets Last Minute Opposition

After enjoying consistent bipartisan support and without a “no” vote, the LeadingAge California sponsored bill that improves the nursing home administrator training and credentialing process and expands CNA career opportunities faced last minute opposition from the Department of Public Health. AB 1709 (Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles) updates several areas of the examination and training requirements for Read More…

All Provider Types General Interest

12 Ways to Strengthen the LTSS Workforce

by Dr. Robyn I. Stone During National Workforce Development Month, let’s all take definitive action to strengthen the LTSS workforce. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we’re heading into a 30-day celebration of workers called National Workforce Development Month. Both of these annual celebrations give providers of aging services myriad opportunities to acknowledge Read More…

Affordable Senior Housing

With Bipartisan Support, All Three Sponsored Housing Bills Pass Legislature

LeadingAge California’s ambitious legislative agenda for affordable senior housing was a resounding success with all three measures being passed by the California Legislature. Below is a summary of each measure. AJR 15 (Bloom) – A resolution from the Legislature to Congress and the Trump Administration calling on them to fully fund the HUD 202 Program. Read More…

Affordable Senior Housing

RAD for PRAC Notice Issued

BY COLLEEN BLOOM Effective immediately, HUD providers of Section 202 Housing for the Elderly with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (202/PRACs) can now begin to leverage private capital to preserve their affordable housing over the long-term. On September 5, 2019, HUD released the long-anticipated implementing instructions for accessing new resources for the recapitalization of 202/PRAC properties. Read More…

Affordable Senior Housing

Ben Metcalf Departs HCD

On September 5th, the California Department of Housing and Community Development announced the departure of Director Ben Metcalf’s departure, effective the next day (September 6, 2019). Metcalf was formerly the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and was with BRIDGE Housing Corporation prior to that. “Farewells Read More…

General Interest Skilled Nursing

Jennifer Kent Resigns as DHCS Director

News broke late yesterday regarding the Director of the Department of Health Care Services, Jennifer Kent’s sudden resignation. Later, reports surfaced of the Director’s criticism of “anti-vaxers” as “flat-earthers.” Ms. Kent was appointed as Director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in January of 2015 and oversees a department staff of almost Read More…