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  • NCAL Releases White Paper on Importance of Expanding Affordable Assisted Living Options
    NCAL released a new white paper, “The Importance of Expanding Affordable Assisted Living Options and Proposed Solutions,” as part of its efforts to meet the changing needs of the growing senior population.
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  • Growing the Nursing Home Workforce Requires Investing in Caregivers to Create Good-Paying Jobs
    The Biden Administration plans to establish a federal staffing mandate for nursing homes this year. Yet, the current proposal offers no resources or workforce development programs to help nursing homes implement the mandate.
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  • Nursing Home Professionals Sound The Alarm On Potential Federal Minimum Staffing Mandate
    Nursing home professionals across the country are raising concerns over persistent, worsening workforce challenges.
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  • Requiring the Impossible: Nursing Home Staffing Mandates During a Nationwide Labor Shortage Don’t Work
    Due to a nationwide labor shortage, many nursing homes are struggling to find workers to comply with their state’s current requirements.
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  • CMS Adds Additional Pathway for Food and Nutrition Services Directors
    As the October deadline draws closer for compliance with the food and nutrition director requirements, a reminder that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added to the requirements for the director of food and nutrition services.
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  • Nominate A Future Leader of Long Term Care
    Nominations for the annual “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” program are now open. Candidates will be selected for this professional training and mentorship program, which begins September 19 – 21, 2023, with a symposium in Washington, DC.
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  • CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long Term Care Open Door Forum April 13
  • AHCA/NCAL Leaders and Members Recipients of McKnight's Women of Distinction Awards

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​NCAL's version of Capitol Connection, NCAL Connections offers the latest on issues happening in Washington, as well as events and programs specifically tailored for assisted living providers.

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​Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Digest is a monthly publication for ID/DD service providers. Content includes information ranging from events, AHCA's ID/DD grassroots efforts, AHCA's ID/DD Committee focuses and work, and other important updates impacting providers and the individuals they serve in ICF/IID and group homes for ID/DD. To receive ID/DD Digest, please contact Dana Ritchie.

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​Not for Profit (NFP) News is a monthly publications for NFP service providers. Content includes information ranging from AHCA’s annual Congressional Briefing fly-in event, AHCA’s NFP Day at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, AHCA’s work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other important updates. To receive NFP News, please contact Dana Ritchie​.