As you know, earlier this summer there were 121 cases of Legionnaire’s Disease in the New York City area, resulting in 12 fatalities. In response, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an order on August 6th requiring all cooling towers in NYC must be tested and disinfected within 14 days from receipt of the order. You can read the full order here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/diseases/legi-comm-order.shtml.
Additionally, the State has also issued emergency regulations requiring the registration, testing, inspection and certification of cooling towers throughout New York State.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email Michele O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assisted living providers, please take a moment to download the NY ALFA 2014 Summer Newsletter to access information related to spring/summer activities and developments.
In this issue:
- Successful 2014 Legislative Sessions
- New ACF Common Application
- Advocacy Day recap
The following four articles from The Business Review highlight how the rapidly aging population will affect the healthcare workforce, development of senior care communities, and various aspects of the health care system.
The Business Review article highlights how the aging population has created a rising demand for residential housing options for seniors.
Senior living providers discuss how innovative offerings can better serve baby boomers and save money for the state by keeping seniors out of nursing homes longer.
The aging population is increasing demand for those in senior care roles, but a variety of other factors including strained budgets and shifts in the way seniors are cared for are reshaping the healthcare workforce.
JoAnn Costantino, CEO of The Eddy, highlights her predictions for the elder care industry in an article appearing in The Business Review.
Ginger Lynch Landy, Co- Director, NY ALFA has been appointed to the Medicaid Redesign Team’s Affordable Housing Work Group.
NY ALFA, represented by Ginger Lynch Landy, Co- Director, has been an active participant in the Department of Health’s Assisted Living Architectural Work Group.
Learn more about the Assisted Living Architectural Work Group meetings.