Law would require monthly reports on nursing home antipsychotic use
Sep 24, 2012
A legislative proposal would require long-term care facilities to produce a monthly aggregate report of antipsychotic utilization in each facility, in addition to conducting a drug regimen review process.
Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent ‘pension poaching’
Jun 07, 2012
Collaboration between senior living operators and the Veterans Administration is necessary to prevent the financial exploitation of elderly veterans, a leading provider group said Wednesday.
Senate committee approves extension of resources to combat elder abuse
Feb 03, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that includes protections for violence against the elderly.
In a Senate hearing commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Special Committee on Aging, committee chairman, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) said funding for home and community based services should...
Senate Special Committee on Aging to host forum on aging issues
Dec 13, 2011
The Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a forum Wednesday to commemorate the committee’s 50th anniversary, titled: “Aging in America: Future Challenges, Promise and Potential.”
More funding for assisted living watchdogs is needed, advocates say
Nov 03, 2011
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...
Government should be able to lower Medicare prescription drug prices, panel says
Jul 25, 2011
Further legislation is needed to empower the federal government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices in Medicare, a bipartisan panel concluded Thursday.
Assisted living advocate calls for more public financing, less federal regulation of industry
Mar 16, 2011
The issues facing Medicaid coverage in assisted living are fundamentally economic, not regulatory, according to at least one participant in Tuesday’s roundtable discussion on assisted living held...
Martinez to resign, Tennessee senator likely to become ranking member of aging committee
Aug 10, 2009
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), who is ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, disclosed on Friday that he stepping down as senator.
Senate aging committee hearing focuses on hurricane, disaster preparedness in nursing homes
Jun 25, 2009
The Senate Special Committee on Aging met Wednesday to address the importance of emergency and disaster planning and the need for improved coordination between policy makers and long-term care providers.