HomeLatest News​SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update March 24, 2023

​SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update March 24, 2023

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Updates for this week: March 24, 2023


  • Governor Noem Approved the $7.4 Billion Budget for South Dakota in 2024.
  • Governor Noem Signed HB 1078 Offering Adult Day Services $2 million for expansion of services and significant rate increase.
  • Reminder of the DOH $20,000 Funding Opportunity for nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  • DHS Implementation Timeline for new Rates


  • Reminder – NHSN Going Off-line for Maintenance
  • COVID EUA Declaration by HHS Secretary Becerra
  • HCBS Settings Rule
  • Federal Bill Would Expand Medicare, Medicaid Coverage for Dental, Vision. Hearing
  • ACL Proposes to Expand their Direct Care Workforce Priorities
  • Nursing homes must report flu vaccination among healthcare personnel by May 15
  • CDC:  Increasing Threat of Spread of Antimicrobial-resistant Fungus in Healthcare Facilities


  • LeadingAge: Solutions for Aging Services Workforce Shortage
  • HUD Secretary: Contemplated Cuts Would Cause Mass Evictions
  • Secretary Becerra Appears Before Senate Finance Committee.
  • Short-term Workforce Development Legislation Introduced
  • Support for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • More Changes for NHSN Reporting


  • Careers in Aging Week March 26 – April 1, 2023
  • NORC Research – Value of Hospice in Medicare Report
  • Ziegler March 2023 Report on Green Initiatives in Senior Living Organizations
  • Burnout Affecting Staff Differently Across Home-Based Settings
  • Webinar on Frontotemporal Degeneration, April 12 at Noon CST

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