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
We are pleased to announce that the Adult Care Facility/Assisted Living Residence Common Application has now been posted to the Health Commerce System (HCS). The Department, NY ALFA, and other associations are hosting a number of training sessions across the State to educate DOH staff, providers, and other interested parties on the use of the new application as well as several new forms designed to expedite the review of applications meeting certain specific criteria.
The training session schedule is below:
September 10: Albany
September 23: Syracuse
October 2: Long Island
October 20: Buffalo
October 21: Rochester
November 6: Queens
November 10: Westchester
There will limited space at each location. If you or other members of your organization are interested in attending, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Also, all questions related to the new application and associated forms must be directed to DOH at the following email address: email@example.com. Please send Michele O’Connor any questions submitted to DOH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding existing applications should continue to be directed to the designated project manager.
Contact NY ALFA at (518) 465-8303 if you have any questions or would like additional information.
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.
NY ALFA’s annual advocacy day will be held on June 3-4, 2013 in Albany, NY. We will kick off the event with a cocktail reception at Taste restaurant in downtown Albany on the evening of June 3rd. Again, this year we will hold a pre-advocacy day webinar to review our agenda. Online registration will begin in mid-April. We look forward to your participation at this important event!
Ginger Lynch Landy, Co-Director, NY ALFA was quoted in a recent ALFA Update article discussing the barriers certain state’s regulations create that limit assisted living providers from participating in federal healthcare reform. She highlighted NY ALFA’s role in the progress New York State has made over the last several years with respect to assisted living policy and how it supports ACA objectives.
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.
A new ABC News article presents recent studies on new ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The research indicates that examining vision, balance, and gait problems may be effective and less intrusive methods for diagnosing individuals with the disease.