Circle of Life

Nominees sought for Circle of Life Awards

Nominees are being sought for the Circle of Life Awards, which celebrates innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. The awards will give top honors in 2018 to up to three programs or organizations.
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State seeks input on State Plan of Aging for 2017-2021

In preparation for the next version of the State Plan on Aging, the Department of Human Services' Division of Long Term Services and Supports is seeking comments to the drafted State Plan on Aging for 2017-2021. The public comment period will be open until May 25 and a public hearing will be held on May 23.
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CMS delays implementation of HCBS settings final rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a letter announcing a delay in the implementation for the HCBS rule standards, extending the deadline to March 17, 2022. We have been working with LeadingAge to advocate for the delay since the rule was released.

LeadingAge launches campaign to save HUD elderly housing program

LeadingAge on Monday launched a new campaign aimed at saving the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program. LeadingAge says a large and rapidly expanding population of low-income older adults faces the challenge of finding affordable, safe housing that can accommodate changing needs as they grow older.
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State seeking information on decisions to admit nursing home residents

The state Department of Health, Department of Social Services and Department of Human Services are seeking information that impacts a nursing facility’s decision to admit a nursing home resident. The information gathered from nursing home providers will be included in the annual review process related to the need for additional nursing facility beds or new nursing facilities.
SDAHO Continuing Care Conference

Get Your Credit Hours at the Continuing Care Conference

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn a variety of credit hours at the Continuing Care Conference, April 26 & 27, Oacoma/Chamberlain. There...

Free educational event for National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. On Wednesday, April 19th, The Good Samaritan Society and Avera eCare Senior Care are providing a free...

MedPAC recommends acceleration towards post-acute care PPS

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Thursday approved a recommendation for Congress to implement a common prospective payment system (PPS) for post-acute care providers...
SDAHO Continuing Care Conference

SDAHO annual Continuing Care Conference just 3 weeks away

SDAHO's 18th annual Continuing Care Conference is just three weeks away. The conference, scheduled for Wednesday, April 26-Thursday, April 27 at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma/Chamberlain, is designed to create the opportunity for networking and education for post-acute care professionals including administrators, directors of nursing, nursing staff, social services, activity coordinators and home health directors and staff.

Calls for regulatory relief are reaching HHS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a proposed rule to delay the effective date for the final rule on new...