ALFs

Gender-bending thief targets Atlanta assisted living facilities

It's unclear from the surveillance video if the thief, donned in nursing scrubs, an identification badge and what appears to be a large black curly wig, is a man or a woman. But one thing is certain: three assisted living centers in the Atlanta area have reported cases of theft or attempted theft, including stolen credit cards.

Many assisted living residents are Medicaid-dependent, government report says

Nineteen percent of U.S. assisted living facility residents receive Medicaid benefits, and at least 43% of ALFs have at least one resident that is a Medicaid recipient, a new report reveals.

More funding for assisted living watchdogs is needed, advocates say

More funding for assisted living watchdogs is needed, advocates say

Increasing funding for watchdog organizations is the most effective way to protect assisted living residents, according to testimony given by operator groups at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing yesterday.