Bed at nursing home with nurse and wheelchair on background.

Senate committee defeats bill to redistribute unused nursing facility beds

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Friday defeated a bill that would have allowed for the redistribution of unused nursing facility bed...

LeadingAge encouraging members to engage with lawmakers on Medicaid

LeadingAge is encouraging service providers and the elders they serve the opportunity to engage with their lawmakers and urge them to oppose fundamental changes...
Medicine Wheel Village

Bill authorizing 50-bed nursing home in Eagle Butte advances

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill authorizing the operation of a nursing home facility in Eagle Butte. The...

SDAHO’s Porter named co-chair of national workforce initiatives advisory group

LeadingAge has appointed Jen Porter, vice president of post-acute care for SDAHO, as co-chair for a national LeadingAge workforce initiatives advisory group. Porter will share...
Bed at nursing home with nurse and wheelchair on background.

Bill requiring annual report on nursing home beds passes Senate

A bill requiring state agencies to consider the need for additional nursing facility beds or new nursing facilities and report their findings to the...
NHPCO

Bunt appointed to NHPCO Quality and Standards Committee

Kristen Bunt, SDAHO's director of quality integration, has been appointed to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Quality and Standards Committee. Bunt, whose...
Male Doctor Talking With Senior Female Patient In Bed At Home.

Community living homes bill heads to Senate

A bill to license and regulate community living homes has passed the state House and now heads to the Senate. House Bill 1040 was brought...
Bed at nursing home with nurse and wheelchair on background.

House committee advances nursing bed sale/transfer bill

A bill that would allow nursing facilities to transfer or sell nursing bed capacity was advanced by the House Health and Human Services Committee...
Medicine Wheel Village

Committee advances bill to authorize 50-bed nursing home in Eagle Butte

A bill authorizing the operation of a nursing home facility in Eagle Butte has passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Monday...
Cropped shot of senior couple holding hands while sitting together. Focus on hands on walking stick.

State transitioning Division of Adult Services and Aging (ASA) to DHS

The state Division of Adult Services and Aging (ASA) will be transitioning to the Department of Human Services (DHS), effective in April. Lynne Valenti, secretary...